Health care is a human right!
Fresno Building Healthy Communities Prevention Action Team works to ensure that every policy decision takes into account the health and well-being of all Fresnans.
We believe that every family – regardless of income or immigration status – should have access to preventative health care. Currently, Fresno Building Healthy Communities is working to ensure that residents in “The Place” are connected to coverage and care.
Over the last year, Fresno Building Healthy Communities has been leading the effort to save Fresno’s health care safety net. Fresno County is the first county in California to cut health care services to the undocumented.
Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act excludes undocumented Californians from enrolling in or purchasing health insurance. It is up to Fresno County to ensure a local health care system that is inclusive and provides health care for all – regardless of immigration status.
Fresno Building Healthy Communities community leaders are advocating for the continuation of a health care safety net program that supports the health of everyone in our community.
Residents Secure Key Victories for #Health4AllFresnans
Thanks to the hard work of community leaders, health advocates and residents, Fresno County Board of Supervisors agreed to provide care to undocumented Fresnans through a limited, short-term specialty care program, in a 3 – 2 vote, with Supervisors Borgeas and Poochigian voting no.
#Health4All Tour Makes Stop in Fresno
It was a time for celebration for more than 75 Fresno Building Healthy Communities leaders last week. Senator Ricardo Lara (D – Bell Gardens) made a stop in southwest Fresno to meet with community advocates and partners on his #Health4All Statewide Tour to celebrate securing $40 million to cover undocumented children starting May 2016.
100% Health Insurance Enrollment
Fresno Building Healthy Communities is working with our partners to ensure all eligible Fresnans are enrolled in health insurance by 2020.
Our partners provide enrollment assistance for low- and no-cost health insurance throughout the community. Open Enrollment has currently ended for Covered California. Residents eligible for Medi-Cal are able to apply all year long.