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Growing pains in Merced’s healthcare scene

Posted October 20, 2017 by We'Ced

Above: Ciera Coronado of Merced High School prepares to measure the pulse of a fellow student during an equipment training at Merced College. Organized by Central Valley Health Network, the event drew more than 300 local high school students interested in careers in the medical field. (Photo by Hannah Esqueda) By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. […]

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Merced County, rural areas most impacted by Census funding cuts

Posted September 25, 2017 by We'Ced

Above: South Merced residents participate in a recent community assessment for Building Health Communities (BHC), Merced. Similar community assessment methods will soon be used by BHC partner Love, Faith and Hope as the nonprofit seeks to get accurate population data for the county’s residents. (Photo from BHC Merced via Facebook) By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. […]

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Teenage Farmworker: What it’s like to work the fields as a youth

Posted September 20, 2017 by We'Ced

We wake up really early — 5 a.m. — which is hard for me since I’m used to sleeping in. I put on lots of layers — a long-sleeved sweater, a hat, boots, and a handkerchief. It gets hot, but we need to wear it all in order to protect ourselves from sunburn later in the day. We have to bring our own food and water. In the mornings, mom packs lunch for both us (usually sandwiches and beans) and then we head out together.

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“Health for All” campaign sees some movement at county level

Posted August 24, 2017 by We'Ced

Advocates pointed out Merced County’s undocumented population is estimated to pay nearly $9 million in local taxes this year alone. Additionally, the community plays a major role in the local economy as the undocumented labor force supports much of Merced’s agricultural industry–valued at $3.5 billion in 2015.

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Community groups push county officials to take up fight for #Health4All

Posted July 28, 2017 by We'Ced

Above: Tonya Mendoza shares her story of struggling to pay for medical care without insurance; at times she had  to decide between paying her utility bills and rent or buying medicine. (Photo by Hannah Esqueda) By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. — As the federal debate over the fate of the Affordable Care Act continues, Merced County […]

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