#Health4All supporters at the BHC Community Circle last week (BHC Merced)
#Health4All community dialogue is set to happen on May 8th, 2015 in South Merced. [BHC Calendar]
The community dialogue came to fruition due to growing support and demand from residents and community activist in Merced County.
Leading the charge is The Prevention Action Team - a collaboration of different agencies and organizations working together to advocate for a statewide expansion of health coverage and support for Senate Bill 4 (Health 4 All Bill).
Last week at the BHC Community Circle over half the residents that attended believed that health care for all is a necessity regardless of status.
Its growing popularity in Merced as well as neighboring cities (Planada, Livingston, Winton) has community residents and activists rallying to County and state officials to support SB 4 (The Health 4 All Bill).
.."We struggle with the fear of trying not to get sick, trying not to see a doctor, trying not to go to the hospital..." [Sac Bee / Media]
2. BHC Community Circle A Success
South Merced resident gets her face painted at last week's community circle (BHC Merced)
With the help of amazing partners and resident-community leaders, we hosted our 2nd quarterly Building Healthy Communities Community Circle in South Merced Last week at Tenaya Middle School.
Over 200 residents in South Merced came out to participant in the event.
Set as an opportunity to bridge connections between the work of BHC and our partners, the event provided a means to connect people to providers/programs.
BHC partners such as Golden Valley Health Centers, Parent Institute for Quality Education, Merced Organizing Project, CRLA, CCROPP, and Merced Odd Jobs Organization (DOS) are just a few to name that were present and played an intricate role in the event's success.