Youth Make their Voices Heard at the Capitol

CSHC Youth Board member Patricia Albor and Corinna Romo, a Riverbank High School alumnus, traveled to Sacramento to increase awareness of school-based health centers and the federal grants awarded to California SBHCs. Accompanied by CSHC’s Youth Coordinator Kat Gutierrez, Patricia and Corinna met with representatives from the offices of State Senators Michael Rubio (D-16), Sam Blakeslee (R-15), and Tom Berryhill (R-14), as well as Assemblymembers Connie Conway (R-34) and Bill Berryhill (R-26). Patricia and Corinna shared their personal experiences with rural health access. They highlighted the pressing need for SBHCs in rural communities and also shared the good news about the recent opening of the Riverbank High School SBHC.

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