We believe access to healthcare is a fundamental human right and should be provided to everyone regardless of wealth or income.
We support the creation of a universal single payer healthcare system. Every developed country in the world uses some form of this system except for the United States. We support creating such a system for either our local community, the State of California, and the United States.
We aim to amplify the great things already happening in the solidarity economy here on the North Coast, as well as to build our community's capacity for responsible resilience going forward. Please explore, connect with, and support the people and organizations listed below already doing great work, and/or contact us to join our work towards making this program area even more robust!
The Community Health Worker Collaborative is developing Community Health Worker (CHW) job training, job placement, and services for chronically underserved populations in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties. This includes people experiencing Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), homelessness, mental illness, and lack of access to health and wellness services and education. CHWs are people from their communities, with strong ties and valuable life experience, who help people in their communities gain access to resources and support.
Middleway Network offers free online wellness training, free professional training, and skilled mentor support.
The mission of Middleway Network is to foster the creation of new, free wellness training and educational resources for all people, giving special attention to underserved populations.
Health Care for All believes that every resident of California should have access to essential health care that is comprehensive and affordable.
A single-payer financing system has succeeded in countries throughout the developed world. Multiple findings illustrate that people in these countries have better health and enjoy a lifestyle free of anxiety and worry about how to pay for a health crisis. All of this is accomplished at a lower cost to the people and businesses.
Please join this movement! Email the Humboldt County chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org