Advocates to push Merced County to help undocumented receive healthcare

BY MONICA VELEZ | mvelez@mercedsunstar.com  JULY 30, 2017 11:27 AM Thousands of undocumented immigrants in Merced County don’t have health coverage, but advocates supporting the #Health4All campaign say there are ways Merced County could help that could possibly benefit everyone. This week, Building Healthy Communities Merced, or BHC, a nonprofit group funded by the California Endowment,…

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Community forum to be held on education, health and safety Thursday

BY MONICA VELEZ | mvelez@mercedsunstar.com Health access, education equity, and safe neighborhoods will be the topic of discussion for community members and city leaders during a forum on Thursday. Advocates and leaders in the community will have the chance to speak on how education funding impacts youth and discuss how to expand health access in Merced…

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Pedrozo panel hears cry for health care for all

More than 60 South Merced residents came with leaders from the Merced Organizing Project’s “Prevention Action Team” to a Town Hall meeting at Tenaya Middle School organized by Merced County District 1 Supervisor John Pedrozo. Members of the group — working in partnership with Building Healthy Communities — made a call for health care among…

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