In the 661

In this video, youth reporter Janell Gore sits down with Edgar Aguilar, a representative of Dignity Health. The pair discuss “public charge,” a new proposal that could impact many families in Kern county. “This is extremely important for immigrant families to know about because it could affect their possibilities of becoming legal, permanent residents.” Read […]

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Rise Up: Imagine health and justice

Imagine a world where access to quality health care is a given, hate is unacceptable and clean water flows freely for all. In hopeful snapshots, youth reporters with The kNOw talk about the ingredients for a perfect world. “A perfect world is one where race and legal status aren’t an issue in achieving one’s dream in […]

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Merced County adopts social justice approach to improve community health

There are not enough doctors in Merced County, and access to health clinics is limited. County officials are collaborating with residents, community leaders and others to address key obstacles to wellness, such as the prevalence of preventable chronic diseases and substance abuse. “We found that some community problems are so deep and consistent that many […]

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