Posts Tagged as "merced"

Growing pains in Merced’s healthcare scene

October 20, 2017 / By
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Above: Ciera Coronado of Merced High School prepares to measure the pulse of a fellow student during an equipment training at Merced College.

Merced County, rural areas most impacted by Census funding cuts

September 25, 2017 / By
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Above: South Merced residents participate in a recent community assessment for Building Health Communities (BHC), Merced.

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

September 20, 2017 / By
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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.

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

August 24, 2017 / By
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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.

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

July 28, 2017 / By
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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.