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Community Health, Youth Voices

Residents get help with health insurance, in 14 languages

About 100 Contra Costa County residents turned out at a free health insurance enrollment fair in Richmond in January. The organization Healthy Richmond and other partners wanted to combat two major factors behind low … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Healthcare options improve for undocumented Californians

Undocumented residents in Los Angeles, many of whom were unaware that they were eligible for health care through county-subsidized programs, can now get free care from clinics participating in My Health L.A., a program … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Sacramento covered’ encourages kids to get healthy

Sacramento Covered hosted their 15th annual Healthy Kids Day on October 3rd, a free community event to teach children about nutrition and their parents about accessing primary care. “I hope … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

DACA youth turned away by Medi-Cal

Maria Fernandez applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — a two-year reprieve from deportation — hoping to qualify for subsidized health insurance guaranteed under a state law. But she was turned away … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Podcast: Are HIV prevention drugs reaching teens?

More gay men are taking Truvada, a drug that prevents HIV infection, every year.  But do younger people — particularly young black men and transgender women — know about the … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

My summer spreading the word about #Health4All

Youth activists in Kern County joined a collaboration of groups to spread the word about the Health For All bill, which will benefit undocumented workers and their families. They went … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Community groups press for Health For All

A vociferous coalition of advocates for undocumented residents rallied at a Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting to support senate bills that will provide health insurance to undocumented California residents.The Health For All bill (SB 4) is approaching … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fresno celebrates a victory with passage of ‘Health for all’ bill

An event celebrating the passing of an important state bill, Health For All, attracted a big crowd in Fresno last month. The legislation allocates $40 million for health coverage for California’s undocumented children. … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Youth group hosts resource fair in Merced

Volunteers as young as eight years-old came out for a resource fair planned for those residents of Merced who might have a hard time getting information on health care and other … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Connecting the uninsured

Contra Costa County residents who are uninsured attended a health care fair last month in Richmond to figure out what to do to get covered. Some had tried to enroll in Obamacare, only … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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