Health Fair Attracts Inland Empire’s Uninsured

Mar. 11, 2013 / By

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following video shares the experiences of attendees at the WeConnect health and resource fair held in Riverside, California on March 2, 2013. The fair was an opportunity for area residents to access critical services and learn about new benefits available under the Affordable Care Act. Interviews feature a young woman who just found out she qualified for health care, a resident who can now get medical services for his diabetes and dental needs, and a father who previously had to go to Tijuana for medical services. Also interviewed are the nursing students who assisted people at the event. The video was produced by Silicon Valley De-Bug, a community media organization based in San Jose.  The accompanying article was reported byCoachella Unincorporated, a youth-led media project based in the Eastern Coachella Valley in Riverside County.  Both media outlets are projects of New America Media, a grantee of The California Endowment.

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Coachella Unincorporated

Coachella Unincorporated is a Youth Media Startup in the East Coachella Valley, funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative of The California Endowment and operated by New America Media in San Francisco. The purpose of the project is to report on issues in the community that can bring about change. Coachella Unincorporated refers to the region youth journalists cover but also to the unincorporated communities of the Eastern Valley with the idea to “incorporate” the East Valley into the mainstream Coachella Valley mindset.