New Report: COVID-19 Infection & Death Rates for Californians of Color Highlight Why California Must Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

New Report: COVID-19 Infection & Death Rates for Californians of Color Highlight Why California Must Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

by California Budget & Policy Center February 17, 2021 SACRAMENTO February 17, 2021 – A new report by the California Budget & Policy Center highlights how racist policies and practices have led to disproportionate COVID-19 infection and death rates for Californians of color, and why state policymakers must declare racism a public health crisis to…

Analysis: We Can Build An Equitable Health Workforce. Here’s How

Analysis: We Can Build An Equitable Health Workforce. Here’s How

Despite rhetoric that we’re in this pandemic together, data clearly shows that COVID-19 is affecting some communities more than others. California Health Report, News Partner Posted Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 1:40 pm PT (Credit: California Health Report) By Denzel Tongue, the California Health Report Feb 3, 2021 “It’s huge, it’s like a bombshell ……

These Sites Offer Free COVID-19 Tests for the Uninsured. So Why Are So Many Insured Kaiser Patients Using Them?

These Sites Offer Free COVID-19 Tests for the Uninsured. So Why Are So Many Insured Kaiser Patients Using Them?

BY:Julie Chang This report contains a clarification. Nonprofit clinics and coronavirus testing centers that don’t require insurance are seeing large numbers of people with insurance seeking tests. People running these centers say that’s taking resources away from the low-income communities they’re meant to serve. And many of those insured patients are Kaiser Permanente members who…

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…

‘It works:’ Oakland’s homelessness prevention program helps 5,000 families

‘It works:’ Oakland’s homelessness prevention program helps 5,000 families

By Marisa Kendall | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 15, 2021 at 12:04 p.m. | UPDATED: January 17, 2021 at 5:04 a.m. The three-year pilot program is set to expire in October Oakland’s homelessness prevention program has helped nearly 5,000 households that were facing eviction, displacement or potential life on the street,…

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…

Virtual Community Forum

Virtual Community Forum

Join Roots Community Health Center next Friday for our Virtual Community Forum centered on Children’s Mental Wellness during the Pandemic! Dr. Patricia Nunley and Dr. Tony Jackson will help guide the discussion and give you tips on supporting your children through this transition. Friday from 3pm-5pm on Zoom! Sign-up here or in the bio: https://bit.ly/3ocmH3A

Town Hall on Stay-at-Home Order, Vaccine Update
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Town Hall on Stay-at-Home Order, Vaccine Update

  Dear Constituent, Since early November, the COVID-19 infection rate has been worsening here in the Bay Area and throughout the state. Health officials have grave concerns that last week’s Thanksgiving gatherings will result in many more cases that will then overwhelm hospital ICU beds. California is now entering “the most challenging moment since the…