Salesforce, Google, Facebook. How Big Tech Undermines California’s Public Health System.

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By Angela Hart May 6, 2021 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has embraced Silicon Valley tech companies and health care industry titans in response to the covid-19 pandemic like no other governor in America — routinely outsourcing life-or-death public health duties to his allies in the private sector. At least 30 tech and health care companies have received …

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COVID-19 vaccination events this weekend target vulnerable communities

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Empty vials of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto on Jan. 30, 2021. Photo by Magali Gauthier. Groups organize sites in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to More by Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Weekly Uploaded: Wed, Apr 21, 2021, 9:42 am …

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The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $20 Million Initiative to Increase Covid-19 Vaccination Rates Among Communities of Color

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Calls for a National Equity Vaccination Goal to Eliminate Racial Disparity in Covid-19 Vaccinations by Ensuring that at least 70 Million Vaccinations go to People of Color by July News provided by The Rockefeller Foundation Apr 13, 2021, 09:00 ET NEW YORK, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Rockefeller Foundation announces the launch of a historic $20 million Equity-First Vaccination …

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Op-Ed: Black Birthing People and Babies are Dying at Higher Rates

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Black mothers and babies die at a higher rate than other Americans, data show. (Photo by pixelheadphoto digitalskillet via Shutterstock) By Susan Ellenberg and Alma Burrell / April 12, 2021 Black babies are dying at three times the rate of other babies in their first year of life. Black pregnant people are three to four times more likely to die …

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How Much Would It Cost To End Homelessness In America?

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Learn more about the cost to end homelessness in America, and get statistics about the problems unhoused populations face.   According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, it would cost $20 billion to end homelessness in the United States. That is a big number, yes, but let’s put it into perspective: Americans spend $19 billion a year on …

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A Misguided Crackdown: How ‘Law and Order’ Rhetoric Hurts Communities Reeling from COVID-Related Spike in Violence

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By Rachel B. Levin March 19, 2021 People hold candles during a vigil and anti-violence rally for Reuben Lewis at Concordia Park in Oakland on Feb. 28, 2021. Lewis was shot and killed in the park on Feb. 24 as his son and others took part in a youth football practice. | MediaNews Group / East Bay Times / MediaNews …

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

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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 advance health equity. The report …

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

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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 … I’ve talked to critical care …

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

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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 already have access to testing …

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

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By Marisa Kendall | mkendall@bayareanewsgroup.com | 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, Mayor Libby Schaaf said Friday, …

admin@rootsclinic.org‘It works:’ Oakland’s homelessness prevention program helps 5,000 families