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 …

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

COVID-19 grants support homeless health

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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 Roots Community Health Center in …

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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

Two Bay Area counties halt COVID-19 test program run by Google offshoot

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A person displays documentation to enter a Verily coronavirus free drive-up testing site at Cal Expo in Sacramento in March. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press) By Jenny Gold, Rachana Pradhan   Amid fanfare in March, California officials celebrated the launch of a multimillion-dollar contract with Verily — Google’s health-focused sister company — that they said would vastly expand coronavirus testing among …

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Verily’s COVID Testing Program Halted in San Francisco and Oakland

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Health officials in San Francisco and Alameda counties have cut ties with Verily’s state-funded COVID testing sites amid concerns about data collection and privacy. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) OAKLAND, Calif. — Amid fanfare in March, California officials celebrated the launch of a multimillion-dollar contract with Verily — Google’s health-focused sister company — that they said …

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New Black Cultural Zone helps East Oakland neighborhood thrive

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By Jane Tyska | jtyska@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 27, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. | UPDATED: September 28, 2020 at 11:28 a.m. OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 14: East Oakland Black Cultural Zone Collaborative Executive Director Carolyn Johnson waters plants with ice in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The nonprofit is working to help Black people …

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County Of Santa Clara Partners With Community

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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 County’s continuing commitment to the …

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

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By David DeBolt | ddebolt@bayareanewsgroup.com, Evan Webeck | ewebeck@bayareanewsgroup.com and Harriet Blair Rowan | hrowan@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group PUBLSHED: Sept. 18, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. | UPDATED: Sept. 20, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Over the past month, the most alarming coronavirus numbers coming out of the Bay Area have been in Alameda County, where double-digit death totals reported …

admin@rootsclinic.orgAlameda County has reported a huge COVID-19 death total in recent weeks. Here’s why.

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

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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 facing such obstacles under “normal” …

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First Intermountain Healthcare-Stanford Medicine Physician Fellows Focus on Healthcare Innovation

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This press release was orginally distributed by ReleaseWire Salt Lake City, UT — (ReleaseWire) — 08/10/2020 — The first two physician fellows from the Intermountain Healthcare-Stanford Medicine Population Health and Care Delivery Science Fellowship have graduated from the unique two-year master’s degree program in health services research. The collaborative program teaches future physician leaders how to apply innovation and healthcare …

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