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Adventist Health

Staying healthy is a major challenge for people living without proper shelter, most of whom are indigent, have no health insurance and cannot qualify for Medi-Cal for lack of a fixed address. Research shows that getting indigent people into primary care can significantly improve their state of health, improve their chances of overcoming homelessness, and reduce the rate at which they present at hospital emergency rooms with acute illnesses.

For this episode of Rural Resilience, Sarah Reith sits in for Alyson Bailey. Her guest is Anne Molgaard, Chief Operating Officer of Mendocino County Health and Human Services.

Jeffrey Parker

Just days before the 7 November election, KZYX Politics: A Love Story host Bob Bushansky on Friday 3 November interviewed Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman about Measure B, the local initiative to fund a mental health facility in Mendocino County. Sheriff Allman spoke in favor of Measure B. KZYX invited Measure B opponents to join the show, but none accepted. 

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In 2016, Sheriff Allman promoted a similar measure, but it failed at the ballot box, losing by 165 votes.