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A DOCTOR’S NOTE ON VACCINES
May 10, 2021
A Message Sponsored by Los Angeles County Dr. Eloisa Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Department of Public HealthDr. Eloisa Gonzalez, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Q: Can I get the Pfizer vaccine for my 1st dose and Moderna for my 2nd or vice versa? ... read more »
DPSS Launches Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Campaign in the Fight Against Food Insecurity
May 6, 2021
The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the month of May for helping to raise public awareness year-round. ... read more »
CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) Launches it’s Time Los Angeles, a Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Aid its Vaccine Distribution Efforts
May 6, 2021
Disproportionate distribution and barriers to access among marginalized communities propelled CORE to rally community experts to form alliance and execute the equity-focused campaign ... read more »
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Communities of Color and Other Buyers, Beware of Bold Promises from Health Insurers
May 6, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought issues of healthcare equity to the forefront of discussions of racial justice. Even when controlling for factors like age and income, communities of color have been much more severely impacted that White Americans. ... read more »
Proper Dental Care Needs to Start Early
April 26, 2021
Major findings from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Oral Health Program study determined: by the time youth enter kindergarten, nearly half of children in Los Angeles County will have experienced cavities (tooth decay) and by the time they enter third grade, more than 60 percent will have had dental disease. ... read more »
It’s Time to Give Local Governments Back their Ability to Protect Public Health and Generate Revenue to Close Budget Gaps Caused by COVID-19
April 22, 2021
AB 1163 isn’t a tax; it instead provides local governments and their voters the freedom to enact a tax on sugary drinks if that is what they believe is best for their community. Prior to the moratorium, several cities had successfully passed taxes on sugary drinks and those communities are now benefiting. ... read more »
UCLA: Proportion of Black Doctors in U.S. Has Changed Little in 120 Years
April 20, 2021
A UCLA study published today found that the proportion of physicians who are Black in the United States has increased by only four percentage points over the past 120 years, and that the share of doctors who are Black men remains unchanged since 1940. ... read more »
The Importance of Breastfeeding
April 15, 2021
We will be discussing the benefits of breastfeeding, how to successfully breastfeed, and resources to support your breastfeeding journey. ... read more »
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Kedren Health and FAME Sponsor Mobile Vaccination Clinic
April 15, 2021
Vaccinations are in store for the entire South L.A. population if the staff of Kedren Health Center has their way.  The organization vaccinated more than 500 people on April 10 at a mobile clinic stationed at First AME Church of Los Angeles. ... read more / view gallery »
Mothers In Action, LA Urban League, Brotherhood Crusade, And FEMA Surpass 10,000 Vaccinations Along Crenshaw Corridor
April 8, 2021
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a one dose vaccination, so all 10,000 participants are now fully vaccinated.  Tracy Mitchell, president of Mothers in Action, said “I want to thank the Mothers In Action’s village of volunteers that have staffed the site from day one, and who have committed to continue supporting this effort until April 10, when the site closes.” ... read more »
As Cal Drops Age for COVID Shot, Black and Brown Nonprofits Demand Bigger Role
April 8, 2021
A history of racial disparities in the healthcare system has caused issues of mistrust and misinformation in Black and Latino communities, the community organization leaders say. ... read more »
COVID-19 FAQ Tackles Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black/African American Community 
April 8, 2021
Commonly asked questions and answers on vaccine hesitancy and distribution focused on educating, equipping and empowering the Black/African American community with information to help them understand the vaccines and make an informed decision regarding getting vaccinated.  ... read more »
Blue Shield of California’s Wellvolution Unveils New Features for Type 2 Diabetes Members to Take Control of Their Health
April 7, 2021
Personalized Treatment and Fresh Food Delivery Service Among New Health Tools Blue Shield of California is enhancing its popular Wellvolution program by adding two new services that provide personalized care and nutrition support for members living with or at risk for Type 2 diabetes. ... read more »
CDC Eases Guidance, Says Vaccinated People Can Travel Safely Within US
April 4, 2021
Southland residents anxious to travel got some good news from federal health authorities, who issued new guidance stating that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely travel domestically. ``You do not need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past three months,'' U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday. ``You should still follow all other travel recommendations.'' ... read more »
Sugary Beverages Early in Life Could Lead to Memory Trouble Later
April 3, 2021
Drinking sugary beverages early in life may lead to impaired memory in adulthood, according to a study released today by a team of researchers from USC, UCLA and the University of Georgia. ... read more »
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