Clean360 Hosts Summer Soap School

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Clean360 has partnered with The Catalyst Foundation for Youth Development to host a Summer Soap School. Four students from the “Rights of Passage,”Academic Summer Camp, received hands on soap making training from our highly skilled Emancipators. “Soap School” is also for those who are interested in Roots Community Health Center’s Whole Health approach to community development, which is built upon …

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Roots South Bay Is Accepting New Patients

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Not only was June 17th a beautiful day in San Jose, it was a memorable one for our newly opened satellite location, Roots South Bay. Reverend Reginald Swilley of San Jose was determined to be the clinic’s very first patient with an appointment. He happily spoke on the necessity of a clinic just for us to be rooted in Santa Clara …

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Blog: Spirit Day at Carl B. Munck Elementary School

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In a sea of a hundred children, they all had one thing in common- a toothy smile. Early this summer, Roots participated in Carl B. Munck Elementary School’s Spirit Week! The day was filled with stimulating activities and served as a ‘last hurrah’ before they let out for summer vacation. Carl B. Munck community is united in their commitment to …

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The Science of Addiction

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Why are some groups hit harder with addiction compared to others? Drug use and drug related crimes are a big problem within African American communities. Data shows that nicotine, alcohol, or any other drugs can put a child at risk of addiction because of their genetic makeup. Recognizing the science in addiction may help reverse the affects substance abuse and …

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Call To Action: Protect ACA

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  We stand with Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan and ‘Alameda County Fights For Medical’ in rallying to protect the Affordable Care Act! By adding to the collective voice of why the #ACA is important to Oakland specifically, you can make a difference. Tell Congress why affordable, quality health care matters to you. Call Congress 866-426-2631 (English) 877-736-7831 Spanish) We …

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Neighborhood Empowerment Day

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Our third annual Neighborhood Empowerment Day (#NED2017) will be held on Saturday July 8th! The cultural health fair was created in 2015 to celebrate, serve and unite the East Oakland community by offering free, empowering resources and services. The more we come together, the more power we have to make positive change- whether that’s at an individual level, within a …

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Call to Action: Measure HH

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Have you heard about Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s new City Budget Proposal? It plans to divert Measure HH funding, the money accrued by the sugar-sweetened beverage tax, to cover gaps within the city’s budget. We are currently working on a project that seeks to educate and organize our community so they are empowered in making healthy beverage choices. Contact A …

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Roots Awarded NVHR Grant

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On May 1st we were awarded a booster mini-grant from The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable in Washington, DC. Roots Community Health Center was identified as one of seven organizations that received the $10,000 award to implement a NVHR Hepatitis C (HCV) Project! With this mini-grant, we will build upon our screening and treatment of HCV in East Oakland by documenting …

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Emancipator Spotlight: Perrie Anderson

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Emancipator Perrie Anderson’s journey with Clean360 began by reading a handout on display at a local community employment center in Oakland.  “What caught my eye about the Emancipators Initiative was that it provided jobs for East Oaklanders previously incarcerated and on probation.  I went to Roots Community Health Center to receive more information and received a warm welcome.  I signed …

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