PACH – High Health Care Standard for Immigrants

Phoenix Allies for Community Health, or PACH for short, is a non-profit organization that is led by volunteers. Phoenix Allies for Community Health has been in motion for a few years now. The nonprofit organization is provider of free health care for people who do not have a health insurance such as immigrants and refugees as well as working people who are still too poor to afford health insurance.

The health care is being delivered at the Phoenix clinic located in the western part of the city. There are between 30 and 40 patients each week. Bilingual doctors and nurses do house calls as well as patients are not always physically capable of visiting the clinic.

The dedicated doctors and nurses as well as the many devoted volunteers who lead the Phoenix Allies for Community Health have made PACH reach a very high standard of the services provided. The PACH has reached a higher standard than many of the public health clinics and even than some of the private physicians’ offices as well.

One of the founders of the Phoenix Allies for Community Health is Mr. Jason Odhner who has been a registered nurse for a few years now. He is also taking care of patients and is a strong believer that emotional and physical health are most often than not very much connected, especially when it comes to immigrants and people living in poverty.

Nurse Jason Odhner always talks to their patients about the things that are troubling them as he believes it provides an extra bit of relief. That extra bit, however, can often be one of the most important and significant things about their health care needs. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

As many other non-profit organization based in the state of Arizona, the Phoenix Allies for Community Health also enjoys the financial support of the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. Created by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the Frontera Fund has been around for less than a decade but in that time, the Frontera Fund has been strongly supporting many of the organizations of Arizona.

Both of the founders Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin have been a subject to others breaching their first amendment rights. The happening that prompted them to create the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was them being arrested wrongfully at night in their own homes. The person who had ordered the arrest had been no other than the one that the two journalists had previously exposed for unlawful behavior.

What followed from that ordeal was a court case against the Maricopa County. The two journalists won and walked away with a large settlement which was almost 4 million dollars.

The money were directed towards supporting organizations which are dedicated to human and immigrant rights, freedom of speech, and public justice, and accountability for officials and institutions.

A part of the large sum was also directed towards the creation of the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had dedicated their careers as journalists to exposing individuals as well as institutions and businesses who have been behaving unconstitutionally.