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Fight the food coma; Stay woke this holiday

Posted November 21, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: Students and staff hand out free produce at University of California, Merced. Recent studies have shown the campus deals with high rates of food insecurity among its student population, echoing a larger hunger trend within Merced County. (Photo by Hannah Esqueda) By Hannah Esqueda For many, the approaching winter holiday season is a time […]

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Growing pains in Merced’s healthcare scene

Posted October 20, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: Ciera Coronado of Merced High School prepares to measure the pulse of a fellow student during an equipment training at Merced College. Organized by Central Valley Health Network, the event drew more than 300 local high school students interested in careers in the medical field. (Photo by Hannah Esqueda) By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. […]

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Merced County, rural areas most impacted by Census funding cuts

Posted September 25, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: South Merced residents participate in a recent community assessment for Building Health Communities (BHC), Merced. Similar community assessment methods will soon be used by BHC partner Love, Faith and Hope as the nonprofit seeks to get accurate population data for the county’s residents. (Photo from BHC Merced via Facebook) By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. […]

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Merced in Color: Empowering Her Community

Posted September 21, 2017 by We'Ced

As program manager for the nonprofit, Corchado works to mobilize local parents at Merced County schools. From leadership trainings to holding school boards accountable for student health outcomes, her work is driven by a primary focus to make Merced a better place for the next generation.

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“Health for All” campaign sees some movement at county level

Posted August 24, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Advocates pointed out Merced County’s undocumented population is estimated to pay nearly $9 million in local taxes this year alone. Additionally, the community plays a major role in the local economy as the undocumented labor force supports much of Merced’s agricultural industry–valued at $3.5 billion in 2015.

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