What’s New in Civic Tech: Grants Power Grassroots Digital Equity

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Plus, a new report addresses ways the country’s largest county can get all of its citizens connected; San Jose, Calif., launches a new initiative to aid with Internet affordability; and more. October 07, 2021 • Zack Quaintance, Julia Edinger Alameda County, Calif., which includes the city of Oakland. (Shutterstock) The nonprofit organization The Greenlining Institute has announced grants for 10 grassroots organizations …

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Community Conversations on Vaccinations Concerns

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Dr. Noha is on Panel: Topic: Community Conversation on Vaccination Concerns. When: Tuesday 9/28 at 5:30pm Meeting link: https://ousd.zoom.us/s/85869623729

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Setting Down Healthy ‘Roots’ in Oakland

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Published 12 hours ago on July 23, 2021 By Christy Price     What began as a program with the primary focus on the needs of men re-entering society from prison, or who have mental health and substance abuse issues and young single fathers without a traditional support system has grown deep Roots in the Oakland community. Roots Community Health …

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East Oakland residents oppose Walgreens’ decision to close store

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Councilmember Loren Taylor speaks Thursday morning at a press conference at the Walgreens at 81st Avenue and International Boulevard, which is closing on July 29. He and others are hoping it will stay open until its lease runs out in January 2022 so the community can better prepare for not having a local pharmacy. Credit: Brian Krans by Brian Krans …

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Advocates Celebrate Budget Commitment of Future Health Equity Funds

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For Immediate Release June 28, 2021 Contact: Monika Lee, (858) 353-7271 Sacramento, CA — A statewide coalition for a proposed Health Equity and Racial Justice Fund released the following statement in response to the joint budget agreement between Governor Newsom and the California legislature for FY 2021-2022. This proposal is supported by: Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership …

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Community-based organizations address health inequities

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by JAMAICA SOWELL posted 06.25.2021   Much attention has been focused on the barriers and challenges to accessing health care, highlighted by a pandemic that disproportionately harms Black, Latinx, Asian American Pacific Islander, and Indigenous communities. Barriers to technology or lack of broadband impeded access to MyTurn and other scheduling tools. Barriers to transportation made it impossible or difficult for …

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As gun violence crisis rages, Oakland leaders call for $100 million in Black communities

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By Fiona Kelliher | fkelliher@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 24, 2021 at 1:41 p.m. | UPDATED: June 24, 2021 at 3:55 p.m. “Without investment, we will continue to die”   OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 24: Black and Brown Bay Area leaders held a news conference at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, June 24, …

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Oakland community leaders call on Alameda County to declare gun violence a public health emergency

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Groups want officials to invest $100 million of new federal pandemic relief funding into Black and brown communities. by Brian Krans June 24, 2021 A coalition of Oakland community organizations held a press conference on Thursday, June 24, to declare violence a public health issue in Oakland and urge Alameda County to prioritize resources to curb violence. Credit: Amir Aziz …

admin@rootsclinic.orgOakland community leaders call on Alameda County to declare gun violence a public health emergency