Volume 62 | January 2020
Your monthly news & updates
2020 Brings New Healthcare
Options for Undocumented Young Adults
With the new year, California has expanded health care coverage to include young undocumented adults through Medi-Cal.
Eligible 19 to 25 year olds now have access to preventive care, such as doctor's visits, prescription drugs and dental services, according to a news release by Health4Kern.
“This is a huge step towards ensuring that all members of immigrant families have access to health care coverage regardless of their immigration status, and can lead healthier lives,” said Nataly Santamaria, of Vision y Compromiso and a member of Building Healthy Communities Kern’s Health4Kern Team. “Health care is a fundamental human right, and we know that a healthy community is a thriving community.”
Read more about the new coverage here .
Support KEJC as they prepare for the final KHSD Forum
Rapid Response Launches New Website
The Rapid Response Network of Kern (RRN) launched a new website this month. The site is a great resource for both individuals and organizations working on behalf of immigrant communities.

A collaboration of l ocal organizations, community leaders and immigrant rights advocates, the RRN is continually working to develop a system to better support Kern's immigrant communities. Established in February 2018, the RRN's work supports those who are targeted by increased immigration enforcement activities.

Visit the website today!
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