For the 805 regions to thrive, it’s critical to ensure access to health care and basic programs. We can’t achieve this without reducing disparities that affect historically excluded or marginalized groups.
People of color face barriers to accessing health care, and when they do, they often receive suboptimal treatment and are most likely to experience poor outcomes in the health care system.
Disparities in health outcomes are unjust and avoidable. We need structural changes and strategies that ensure everyone has what they need to be healthy and well.
Here are a few ways to dismantle racial and health disparities, and support #Justice805:
1. Keep statewide solutions like #Health4All in the media spotlight. Every Californian, including our 805 communities, should have access to health care. Share your story & show why CA must remove barriers to Medi-Cal for undocumented Californians
2. Hold our health care system accountable. Call for BIPOC leadership in hospitals, public health depts, & health institutions. Hire staff that represents & builds trust w/ our communities. Those who have been impacted by the issues should be leading the work.
3. #Justice805 means holding our legislators accountable for prioritizing the wealthy over the health of our communities. Tell our Governor & leaders to #CommitToEquity and invest in low-income communities of color, which have been hit hardest by #COVID19