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Covered California targets uninsured Hispanic, Asian American communities in Oakland
Oakland North

In Oakland’s Chinatown, Michael Tran has been talking to young people in the Asian community about the importance of healthcare – a complex topic in which they aren’t readily interested.

“Folks in our community, they’re not totally engaged in the process. There are a lot of cultural barriers and many of them work long hours. They also don’t want to draw a lot of attention to themselves,” said Michael Tran, a program coordinator at The Spot, a multi-service center that promotes health of young Asian Pacific Islanders through the Chinatown Youth Center Initiative.