June 1, 2021

Time to back AB 1038, which steers services to hard-hit Latino, immigrant communities

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LCHC Opinion Editorial:

Although the health impacts of the pandemic are subsiding, the devastating socioeconomic impacts on Latinx and immigrant communities are still present and will continue to be unless the state invests in California’s public health infrastructure.

An immediate solution is for the Legislature and Governor to pass Assembly Bill 1038 (AB 1038) championed by Assembly member Mike Gipson, D-Carson, to create the California Health Equity Fund.

AB 1038 calls for a one-time budget allocation of $180 million to launch and implement the California Health Equity Fund. This fund will provide much-needed resources to reduce health inequities by using policy, systems, and environmental change strategies.

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