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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In Community, For Community, and By Community: Highlighting our Black-Led Community Partners

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Lincoln’s commitment to disrupting cycles of poverty and trauma requires community collaboration. As a result, Lincoln pursues collaborative partnerships with mission-aligned organizations to find creative ways to empower and serve children and families. These partnerships allow for mutual strategic thinking, resource sharing, and problem solving for greater collective impact in Lincoln’s service hubs in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Our …

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Bay Area Doctors at Roots Community Health Center Provide Straight Forward Information on COVID Risks for Oakland Families

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So far in Alameda County, there were 99,681 recorded COVID-19 cases, more than 2,500 more cases than last week, and 1,291 COVID deaths. Published 4 days ago onAugust 13, 2021 By Ken Epstein The Roots Community Health Center, located at 9925 International Blvd. in Oakland, is hosting an online weekly People’s Health Briefing on Facebook, offering  straight-forward information about what parents, …

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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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Summer Fund Drive Special: Covid-19 and The Delta Variant

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    We spoke with Dr. Noha Aboelata about Covid-19 virus, the effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant and the role of capitalism in a global pandemic. Noha Aboelata, MD, is founder and CEO both of Roots Community Health Center (Roots), a 501(c)3 community health center licensed by the state of California Department of Health Services sec. …

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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, …

admin@rootsclinic.orgAs gun violence crisis rages, Oakland leaders call for $100 million in Black communities

As They Take On Food Insecurity, Community-Based Health Care Organizations Have Found Four Strategies That Work

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 35 million Americans faced food insecurity. Now, more than 50 million are food insecure, with children and families accounting for a substantial part of the increase. Food insecurity disproportionately impacts racial minorities and low-income populations, and it is especially problematic for those with chronic conditions. For people with diabetes, food insecurity is associated with …

admin@rootsclinic.orgAs They Take On Food Insecurity, Community-Based Health Care Organizations Have Found Four Strategies That Work