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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Back-to-School Backpack and School Supplies Drive

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We are holding a Backpack and School Supplies Drive! We are looking for donations of: backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, pens, erasers, scissors, glue sticks, rulers, folders, spiral notebooks, pencil pouches and books! Supplies can be dropped off in person or donated online. The following locations will accept in person donations M-F between 10am and 5pm: – Clean360, 4107 Broadway, Oakland, …

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Fibroid Awareness

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Roots Community Health Center will increase community awareness through informational social media posts and a fact sheet that will be presented to all female patients. African American women suffer from a higher prevalence of fibroids. It is estimated that by the age of fifty 90% have fibroids. Members of the community are encouraged to join the conversation regarding symptoms, diagnosis …

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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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The Sugar Freedom Project

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Do you know what role sugar plays in communities of color? Join Roots, East Oakland Building Health Communities and the Oakland Food Policy Council on the 29th of July from 10:30am-12:00pm to uplift the experiences and priorities of the most affected in the implementation of the soda tax.   Join Policymakers, residents, and frontline organizations concerned with #healthequity, food access …

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Tonight a Smoking Prevention Ordinance will be proposed at the Oakland City Council Meeting

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Tonight at 6:30 pm Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington and Council President Larry Reid will propose a smoking prevention ordinance. If adopted, it will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products, require the posting of the full retail price of tobacco products, prohibit the redemption of tobacco discounts and coupons and lastly, make administrative changes for the licensure of tobacco …

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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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Save The Date: Back To School Health & Resource Fair

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It’s that time again, the kids are going back to school! Join Roots at our Pediatrics Clinic for free services and giveaways including school physicals, health screenings for the whole family, Medi-Cal /CalFresh and WIC Enrollment, back packs, school supplies, diapers and booster seats. Join us Saturday August 12th, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at Roots Pediatrics, located at 2700 …

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Save The Date: National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

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Hepatitis C is a silent epidemic. On July 25th, 2017 we will join the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA) to further our advocacy by participating in “National African American Hepatitis C Action Day”. We look forward to bringing the campaign to residents of Oakland, CA!    The campaign is a community mobilization initiative aimed at reducing …

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