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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.

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bmoc alliance next steps in health

BMOC Alliance: Next Steps in Health

Jamila Iris Edwards

Children’s Defense Fund – California

November 20, 2012

overview
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
The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Health Workgroup
  • California Health Professions Consortium
  • California Health Workforce Alliance
  • California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • California Primary Care Association
  • California Program on Access to Care
  • California School Health Centers Association
  • Children’s Defense Fund
  • Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
  • PolicyLink
the alliance for boys and men of color health workgroup1
The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Health Workgroup

Policy Priorities

  • Coverage/ACA Implementation
  • Health Homes
  • School-Based Health Centers
  • Health Workforce
  • Prevention/Behavioral Health
coverage aca implementation
Coverage/ACA Implementation

Removing barriers to enrollment in health ACA supported health plans for BMOC.

Key Partners:

Children’s Defense Fund, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, California Program on Access to Care

health homes
Health Homes

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

school based health centers
School-Based Health Centers

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

health workforce
Health Workforce

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

prevention
Prevention

Expanding resources for prevention strategies in vulnerable neighborhoods; specifically, strengthening violence prevention and strategies that support mental and emotional health.

Key Partners: PolicyLink, CPEHN

advocacy opportunities
Advocacy Opportunities
  • Special Session in January
  • New legislators
  • Prop. 30 & 39 revenues
  • Realignment
  • Immigration reform discussions
thank you
Thank you!

Alliance for BMOC Website

www.allianceforbmoc.org

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