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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials Open for Enrollment in Los Angeles: Understanding the Importance of Diversity
November 19, 2020
We may end up with more than one COVID-19 vaccine, just like we have many medications for diabetes or cancer. ... read more »
American Heart Association Hosts Empowered to Serve Roundtables to Discuss COVID-19, Mental Health and Health Justice
November 19, 2020
As COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, the numbers still reflect a higher risk for those of Black and Brown communities. With efforts to help educate, inspire and curb the effects, the American Heart Association launched Empowered to Serve Roundtables to prompt leadership, communication and transformation amongst the communities. ... read more »
Karen Jackson, Sisters Network Founder inspires others in new Book
November 12, 2020
Four-time breast cancer survivor Karen Jackson’s new book, In the Company of My Sisters: My Story, My Truth, speaks about her life dedicated to assisting other breast cancer survivors. She talked with the Defender about the book, Sisters Network Inc. and her motto in life. ... read more »
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Covered California Kicks Off Open Enrollment
November 12, 2020
Covered California announced their open enrollment on Monday, November 9. Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti virtually attended the Webinar meeting, along with many other diverse community leaders, to discuss the importance of accessible healthcare during one of the most unexpected health-related crises seen in our time. There is a new pressure applied to having health coverage and maintaining a fresh perspective on the quality of life.  ... read more »
39th Annual ABWP Benefit Event Was A Smashing Success
November 12, 2020
Undaunted by the current pandemic, the 39th Annual Charity and Scholarship Benefit presented by the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) maintained its anticipated aura of class and sophistication. The event paid tribute to the work of pioneering and modern-day black female physicians while conveying the all-important values of professionalism and community service. ... read more »
LOCAL PHYSICIAN HOSTING FREE “DRIVE THRU” FLU SHOT CLINIC TO REDUCE SEASONAL FLU SYMPTOMS
November 5, 2020
On three distinct Saturdays, Nov. 7th, 21st, and Dec. 5th, Adult household members are invited to “drive thru” our free flu shot clinic event at the Crenshaw Medical Arts Building 3756 Santa Rosalia Drive [across from west entrance to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza]. Carloads are welcome, contact distancing and facemasks will be enforced and you drive away knowing your personal reaction to this year’s flu will be minimized. ... read more »
LADWP and LA City Council President Nury Martinez Announce $50 Million In Emergency Relief for Low-Income Households Impacted by COVID-19
November 5, 2020
Low-income Los Angeles City residents who have been financially impacted through the loss of their job or who have otherwise experienced income loss in their household due to the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for a one-time $500 grant to help pay their utility bills, under a program championed by LA City Council President Nury Martinez, Chair of the Ad-Hoc COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment Committee and approved by the City Council last week. ... read more »
Reimaging Healing and Care with $335 Million Investment in New and Innovative Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center
November 5, 2020
More than a decade after its closure, the original Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital building has completed its transformation to a new and innovative healthcare facility—as the Mark Ridley-Thomas Behavioral Health Center. ... read more »
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Breast Cancer Awareness Still Up Front in Compton Despite COVID
October 29, 2020
The VIRTUAL walk began with a swag parade, in which almost 500 people lined up in cars ... read more »
ELECTION 2020: For Millions of Americans, the Future of Health Care is What’s on the Ballot
October 29, 2020
“Right now, under the Affordable Care Act, it is your right to have access to lactation support and counseling without cost-sharing for as long as you are breastfeeding. If the ACA gets struck down, then insurers will not be required to cover it, which could have devastating impacts on new parents,” noted Andrea Ippolito, a health tech expert and founder of SimpliFed, a company that assists mothers who breastfeed. ... read more »
Los Angeles City, County Debut Response Teams for Mental Health Incidents
October 29, 2020
Los Angeles city and county officials announced the start of a partnership to dispatch unarmed mental health responders to situations where they can help, rather than police officers or firefighters. ... read more »
How can I get support for taking care of my health in the era of COVID-19?
October 29, 2020
HHMB project is to discuss traumatic experiences to understand how they can affect our health over time ... read more »
Crushing COVID-19 Crisis: 9 Steps For Voting In-Person Safely
October 29, 2020
With mail-in options ending, voters can be safe during the pandemic ... read more »
Mending Open Wounds: Equitable Solutions to Address Systemic Racism in Healthcare
October 22, 2020
It’s the year 2020 and we are still fighting systemic racism – not just in our neighborhoods and streets, but also in our healthcare system. The roots run deep –the 19th and 20th centuries included several ground-breaking studies which advanced medicine. ... read more »
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