Health Justice

The Miller Project

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When we think of the definition of “public health,” we often think of it in narrow, clinical terms: health insurance, access to hospitals, or patient care. However, public health is much more expansive than that. There is a deep history of social, racial, gendered, and economic inequity that denies certain communities the right to heal … Continued

Speak Your Truth

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An open mic night for student music and poetry.

Youth Participatory Action Research

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Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) empowers young people to explore pressing issues impacting their communities/schools and respond by implementing sustainable change. Youth will take action, start dialogues, organize and mobilize alongside a team of young activists, learning how to conduct research, lead campaigns, and make a difference.  We follow the YPAR model explained below: YOUTH: All … Continued

COVID-19 Response

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In December of 2020, the ECV office launched this project in response to the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on our community. This two-pronged strategy involved: Riverside County Youth Task Force  A county-wide task force aimed at bridging the gap between youth voices and decision making spaces. Our meetings are centered around gathering feedback from youth … Continued

Betting on our Future (BOOF)

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Betting On Our Future (BOOF) is a youth-driven problem gambling awareness campaign supported by the California Friday Night Live Partnership through a grant from the California Office of Problem Gambling and executed by the reporters from The kNOw Youth Media.  Betting On Our Future media campaign empowers young people to raise awareness of problem gambling … Continued

Youth Alcohol Prevention Coalition

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The Youth Alcohol Prevention Coalition (YAPC) is a 12-month program where youth leaders and adult allies from across San Francisco come together to develop long-term solutions to underage drinking. Starting in July of each year, YAPC designs and implements projects that share prevention strategies, healthy coping skills, alternative activities to drinking and local resources to … Continued

Young Revolutionary Front

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The Young Revolutionary Front is a community based group created and led by young people in the City of Merced. Our values are grounded in indigenous healing practices, practicing love, caring for community, political education, and the creation of alternative systems that address root issues in our communities. With a steady pace, we aim to … Continued

Moving Forward

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Moving Forward is a youth-based (13yo-18yo) healing initiative that draws on Indigenous practices to help young people in Merced County find alternative forms of healing, mentorship, professional development, political education and personal growth. Guided by the Joven Noble curriculum, the program organizes talking circles that encourage participants to share their personal experiences and opinions on … Continued