Central Valley Residents Discuss Health Priorities with Congressman Harder
On February 21, advocates held a community listening forum on health with newly elected Central Valley Congressman Josh Harder. Nearly 100 community members—including residents, health care providers, non-profit leaders, and city council officials—attended the forum to listen and share their health care stories.
Access to health care for all residents in the community;
Health care that is affordable, high-quality, and culturally relevant;
Health care that is comprehensive, including mental health, oral health, and preventive care; and
Ensuring that communities have the social, economic, and environmental infrastructure necessary to live healthy lives.
Community residents shared stories highlighting challenges in accessing culturally competent health care, care for undocumented populations, mental health services, affordable prescription drugs, and more.