1.) Immigrants are not invincible
2.) Health care is a right, not a privilege
3.) California is more productive when everyone is healthy
4.) Prevention is the key
5.) Pursuing your dreams shouldn’t be so scary
When undocumented and uninsured, you are more hesitant to take risks and accept opportunities that come your way in order to achieve your dreams. Daily activities--like driving to school or going to work--become life-threatening decisions. Nobody should have to be so threatened in the journeys to become who they want to be, like a doctor, ironically.
Pre-Health Dreamers, a network of undocumented, aspiring health professionals, has worked with The California Endowment to uplift the unique voices of immigrant youth and increase visibility around the exclusion from health coverage for California immigrants, through billboards, TV spots, and radio ads. To learn more or to find out how you can help spread the word, visit www.PHDreamers.org/health4all and www.calendow.org/health4all.
Photographed models include members of ASPIRE [www.facebook.com/aspiredreamers], and other organizations.