Dr. Aisha Mays unveils Dream Youth Clinic’s new Community Garden—where opportunity grows for vulnerable Oakland teens.
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Dr. Aisha Mays unveils Dream Youth Clinic’s new Community Garden—where opportunity grows for vulnerable Oakland teens.

Written by Melissa Hart Dr. Aisha Mays of Oakland grew up knowing she wanted to be a doctor, but she never imagined she’d invite a pregnant 16-year-old to live with her during medical school. She’d been volunteering as a mentor for high school students of color, and the program paired her with a teen who…

COVID-19 grants support homeless health
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COVID-19 grants support homeless health

Kaiser Permanente donates $2 million to 14 Northern California organizations for COVID-19 testing and medical care. Pictured, Maggie McNair, RN, left, administers a COVID-19 test to Gustavo Medina as part of Roots Community Health Center’s street outreach program for the homeless. Douglas Oakley January 18, 2021 For a long time last year, homeless clients of…

Combatting the COVID surge in East Oakland with Dr Noha, Roots Community Health Center
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Combatting the COVID surge in East Oakland with Dr Noha, Roots Community Health Center

Dr. Noha Aboelata joined 94.1’s KPFA’s FRONTLINE to address the realities of COVID-19. She spoke to the timeline of the disease, the Roots Community Health Center response, and the realities faced by our communities in East Oakland. She also answered callers’ questions regarding the disease. Missed out? Listen here: http://u.pc.cd/sCU

Virtual Celebration honoring our very own Dr. Noha! Tune in tonight at 7pm!
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Virtual Celebration honoring our very own Dr. Noha! Tune in tonight at 7pm!

Dear Constituent, 2020 has been a challenging year. Many events – weddings, birthday celebrations, vacations, and more – were postponed or canceled, leaving a little emptiness all around. The California Legislature was no different. This year was the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, yet the events commemorating that anniversary and…

Roots Community Health Center received an early holiday gift from Albertsons and Safeway Foundation Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Fund
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Roots Community Health Center received an early holiday gift from Albertsons and Safeway Foundation Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Fund

We’re excited to open an early holiday gift from Albertsons and Safeway Foundation. We received a grant from their Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Fund. What a way to kick off the holiday season!  The grant will help us ensure the most vulnerable members of our community can also celebrate the season.  We’re thrilled to receive…

County Of Santa Clara Partners With Community
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County Of Santa Clara Partners With Community

Santa Clara County, CA – The County of Santa Clara has enhanced its COVID-19 outreach efforts to residents and businesses in the county – especially in areas disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 – to inform and encourage essential workers and residents about best practices to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the virus.   As part of the…

Alameda County has reported a huge COVID-19 death total in recent weeks. Here’s why.
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Alameda County has reported a huge COVID-19 death total in recent weeks. Here’s why.

By David DeBolt | [email protected], Evan Webeck | [email protected] and Harriet Blair Rowan | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLSHED: Sept. 18, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. | UPDATED: Sept. 20, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. [gap size=”50px”] Over the past month, the most alarming coronavirus numbers coming out of the Bay Area have been in…

Lack of Access to Information Implies Double Risk for Latinos During The COVID-19 Pandemic
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Lack of Access to Information Implies Double Risk for Latinos During The COVID-19 Pandemic

By: BELatina Daily- August 18, 2020 From its origin to its transmission speed, the new coronavirus has been a myth-filled problem from the beginning. Now, nearly seven months since the global pandemic was declared, access to adequate information continues to put millions of lives at risk. This is especially true for communities that were already…