SUSTAINABLE RURAL COMMUNITIES +
#HEALTH 4 ALL
The Sustainable Rural Communities Project works to ensure equal access to health care for California's farm worker and rural indigent population through a three-part strategy of health status data development, analysis and dissemination; public policy analysis and discussion; and community outreach, education and advocacy.
The project addresses the systemic causes of our communities’ poverty, poor health and degraded environment. The project has advocates working together on a coordinated local, regional, and statewide strategy that is crafting systemic solutions around healthcare for all, environmental justice issues (land use, unmet transit needs, water quality), fostering more accountable and inclusive governance, and directing financial resources that address the priorities of the SRCP to rural and disadvantaged communities.
CRLAF has been instrumental in leading the collaborative fight for expanded health care for the undocumented in rural California, with particular emphasis on Fresno and Sacramento Counties, including preservation of the Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP) and most recently, Specialty Care.
CRLAF's work has also been crucial in the fight to organize the community around Health Care 4 All and get Senate Bill 4 through the legislature. On June 2, 2015, the California State Senate made history in its approval of this important piece of proposed legislation that would expand health coverage to California’s undocumented population.