Day 6: Barriers to Reentry

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The reentry population of East Oakland encounters barriers that other members of our community don’t often experience. Regrettably, legal barriers for formerly incarcerated men and women exist in the areas of employment, housing, and transportation. On December 18th and December 21st we offered a platform for our local communities diverse needs by partnering with the office of Alameda County Supervisor, …

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Day 5: Health Navigation

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In 2014,  Jessie was accepted to the Roots’ Emancipators Academy. Emancipators receive extensive workforce training through our social enterprise, Clean 360, invaluable mentorship and wrap-around support services. While Jessie was cultivating his skills at the factory, we also helped him navigate barriers he encountered by implementing components that would promote whole health. A year later, Jessie graduated from the Emancipators …

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Day 4: Culturally Competent Care

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Cultural competence is defined today as the ability to communicate effectively  with patients of different cultures, races and ethnic groups. Nowhere is the understanding of cultural competence more critical today than in the provision of medical care. Racially, ethnically and culturally diverse patients enter various healthcare settings as vulnerable individuals who experience unique circumstances that are not always acknowledged by providers or clinicians. …

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Day 3: Collaboration (Holiday Toy Giveaway)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 27th, 2016 CONTACT Roots Community Health Center Y’Lonn Burris (510) 777-1177 Roots Community Health Center Delivers Smiles to Hundreds of Youth This Holiday Season Hundreds of East Oaklanders attended Roots’ Holiday Toy Giveaway on Saturday, December 24th.  Roots Community Health Center delivered smiles to hundreds of children this holiday season by distributing over 300 CareBears Dune …

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Roots Community Health Center is Giving 208 Dune Buggies to East Oakland’s Boys & Girls  Oakland – Saturday, December 24th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Roots Community Health Center will be giving 208 Care Bears and Spiderman Dune Buggies to the children in the community of East Oakland. “During this holiday season, Roots’ focus is on families and children …


Day 2: Services Outside Our Walls

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Today is Day 2 of Roots’ 10 Days of Whole Health!  All year round, our services extend outside our walls with Oakland STOMP (Street Team Outreach Medical Program), Roots’ street medicine program that brings care to the people. We deliver medical care, outreach, benefits enrollment and linkage to services to homeless individuals throughout the city of Oakland. Oakland STOMP truly …

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10 Days of Whole Health

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  Today begins our 10 Days of Whole Health! Each day, we will highlight Roots’ solutions to the barriers facing our community. Our comprehensive whole health approach places care at the center, identifies empowerment as the foundation and empowers individuals to use their agency through navigation.

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Day 1: Economic Opportunity

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Earlier this month, we partnered with UPS to host two days of job interviews at Roots for East Bay residents. To be eligible for hire, interested candidates were asked to complete an online application ahead of time. UPS Human Resources Supervisor, Heather Hubbard, encouraged applicants to speak about their interest in the position, character strengths and overall ambitions. Among the …

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Roots in the News: “2016 Annual Report”

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  We were featured in MedShare Western Region’s ‘2016 Annual Report’! MedShare is a humanitarian organization that helps increase the capacities of health systems to ultimately drive sustainability. They provide biomedical equipment training to serve populations in need. With their help, our Street Team Outreach Medical Program (STOMP) campaign is able to “bring care to the people” via a mobile clinic …

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