BMOC Alliance: Next Steps in Health. Jamila Iris Edwards Children’s Defense Fund – California November 20, 2012. Overview. The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Health Workgroup Policy Priorities for Health Advocacy Opportunities. The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Health Workgroup.
BMOC Alliance: Next Steps in Health
Jamila Iris Edwards
Children’s Defense Fund – California
November 20, 2012
Removing barriers to enrollment in health ACA supported health plans for BMOC.
Children’s Defense Fund, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, California Program on Access to Care
Ensuring the design of health home and services BMOC receive build on their cultural strengths and community assets and address the systemic barriers to their healthy development, particularly high rates of exposure to trauma and chronic adversity.
Key Partners: California Primary Care Association
Ensuring the health providers that are most suited to provide a culturally competent and trauma informed health home to BMOC, specifically school-based and community-based clinics, get priority in ACA implementation and resource allocation.
Key Partner: California School-Based Health Center Association
Expanding the numbers of BMOC that are prepared for and secure good jobs in the health sector; as a result, ensuring greater numbers of health sector professionals have the knowledge and capacity to effectively serve BMOC
Key Partners: Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, California Health Workforce Alliance
Expanding resources for prevention strategies in vulnerable neighborhoods; specifically, strengthening violence prevention and strategies that support mental and emotional health.
Key Partners: PolicyLink, CPEHN
Alliance for BMOC Website