Stand Up and Be Counted — Register & Enroll to Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard

The first Tuesday in November should be a day marked on every calendar. Voting is an important part of civic engagement, and it is integral to achieving sustained community health improvements.

Election day in California presents an opportunity for Latinos in California to make a direct impact on the state. Elected officials in the State Capitol and Washington D.C. impact important issues that directly impact Californians – like health and the economy. Each Election Day is a chance to influence the quality of life for all.

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Obamacare Expands Health Care to Former Foster Youth

Throughout history, foster care children and youth have been one of the most underserved populations—too often not receiving the care, attention, and services they need. However, the Affordable Care Act marks a significant improvement by bringing necessary support and health care to former and current foster care children and youth.

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Protect your family: Get enrolled and stay enrolled

Californians can enroll year-round in Medi-Cal, a state and federally subsidized health care program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents. For those who are still uninsured, it is worthwhile to see if they are eligible for Medi-Cal because the income threshold is now higher than before.

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Univision To Raise Funds for Refugee Children

Univision just launched an unprecedented fundraising effort to raise funds from viewers as part of their “Estamos con los Niños” (“We Are With The Children”) campaign to provide humanitarian relief and assistance to children fleeing life-threatening violence and economic hardship in Central America and seeking refuge in the United States. Donations will go towards non-profit organizations  and charities on the frontlines of this urgent humanitarian situation.

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Mental Health Access for Youth

Young Latinos, particularly Latinas, suffer from some of the highest rates of suicide in the country. A 2013 Centers for Disease Control report, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), found that 26% of young Latina females seriously considered attempting suicide compared to 21.1% of white females and 11.4% white males. In the same study, 20% of Latina females had made a suicide plan, and 10.7% attempted suicide. With World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, young Latinos should know that suicide is preventable and may be eligible for free or low-cost mental health services through Medi-Cal and Covered California.

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Coverage Helps Latinos Better Understand Health Care

Health care can be complicated – especially for the millions of newly insured consumers in California. Just understanding the terminology for getting covered can be intimidating. Making well-informed decisions about treatment, care, and well-being is essential in living a healthy life.

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You Still Have Time to Enroll

It still isn’t too late to get health insurance! Covered California will accept applications until April 15, 2014. If you started an account through Covered California, you have until April 15 to finish the application.

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President Barack Obama Gives Latinos Peace of Mind

At the Asegúrate town hall event today, President Barack Obama addressed Latinos answering questions about challenges that Latinos face related to health coverage, one of the most significant being the issue of deportation.

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News & Updates

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Stand Up and Be Counted — Register & Enroll to Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard

The first Tuesday in November should be a day marked on every calendar. Voting is an important part of civic…

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Coverage Helps Latinos Better Understand Health Care

Health care can be complicated – especially for the millions of newly insured consumers in California. Just understanding the terminology…

Read More
 
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Mental Health Access for Youth

Young Latinos, particularly Latinas, suffer from some of the highest rates of suicide in the country. A 2013 Centers for…

Read More
 
Save the Children Spanish

Univision to Raise Funds for Refugee Children

Univision just launched an unprecedented fundraising effort, kick-started by a $500,000 grant from The California Endowment, to raise funds from…

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