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Our Voices, Our Health: Matelita's Story (Part 2)

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Our Voices, Our Health: Matelita's Story

Part 2: Getting Medi-Cal

Previously, on Part I of Health Care Access and Immigrant Barriers, Melevesi and Matelita discussed Matelita’s diagnosis journey. In this segment, the women discuss the difficulties they faced while navigating the health insurance system and obtaining Medi-Cal approval for Matelita’s cancer treatments. With help from local clinics and community members, the two women were able to successfully apply to Medi-Cal. Listen to Part 1 here.

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Part two will be published November 16.

Our Voices, Our Health is a series by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) in collaboration with StoryCorps and multiple Health Justice Network partners. Beginning November 2017, we are sharing compelling stories to highlight the diversity of health care challenges and experiences within California’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

November 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 is the open enrollment period for Covered California, California’s health exchange marketplace. If you need assistance to enroll, renew, or use your health coverage, click here to find a Certified Enrollment Counselor near you or contact (213) 241-0262 or [email protected]!

Since 2003, the Pacific Islander Health Partnership (PIHP) has served indigenous Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities through  outreach, education and engagement in community-based participatory research (CBPR), scholarships and leadership training, island community capacity building, and advocacy   for health for all islanders to reduce health disparities in cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and other chronic illnesses that disproportionately affect PI communities, with special programs for island seniors and youth.

For more information, please contact PIHP:
Address: 1505 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 571-0859
Website: http://www.pacifichealthpartners.org/

This series was produced by Advancing Justice-LA, with interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate word. www.storycorps.org.

Advancing Justice-LA would like to thank the following Funders for their generous support of this project: The California Wellness Foundation, The California Endowment, Covered California, DentaQuest Foundation, and Walter and Shirley Wang.
 

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