Improving Health for Undocumented Immigrants through Narrative Change, People Power, and Policy Advocacy
California is home to millions of immigrants, both with and without benefit of legal immigration status; of all ages; and often supporting or being supported by US citizen relatives. Naturally, all are at risk for illness and injury, but optimally self-sufficient when they are well. So coverage for health care makes sense from an economic as well as humanitarian perspective. The Health4All campaign appeals for health care coverage for all Californians, including undocumented immigrants. Through a series of local and statewide policy measures driven by informed popular demand, California is managing to assure access to care and prevention services for nearly all residents of the state. The consequence is healthier people, safer communities, and more prosperity than would happen otherwise. Opportunities exist for technology to facilitate the work of informing the public, strengthening policy advocacy, and improving social conditions to prevent disease and control costs.
Theme: Unmet Needs for Underserved
Jonathan Tran, Sr. Manager, Audience Data Solutions Clickagy
Ivan Ceja, Undocumedia
Yosimar Reyes, Define American
Angela Chan, Pre Health Dreamers