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California’s Largest Union SEIU 2015 Calls on Federal Government for Immediate Supply of Personal Protective Equipment
April 9, 2020
Without proper personal protective equipment (PPE) frontline workers are being put in harm’s way and putting their own health at risk ... read more »
Bass Holds a Telephone Town Hall To Inform Residents What They Can Do With Resources and Government Assistance
April 9, 2020
Congresswoman Karen Bass of the 37th District held a telephone town hall to discuss the passing of the $2 trillion stimulus package plan passed by congress. To help ease worries and concerns, the congresswoman addressed her neighbors and ways they can take advantage of the resources.  ... read more »
CDU Embarks on Bringing Historic Medical School to Watts-Willowbrook
April 9, 2020
The opportunity for this region to be a major training center for young physicians is an innovative game changer. ... read more »
Congresswoman Adams Discusses Maternal Mortality Rates and the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020
April 9, 2020
Throughout the years Black maternal health has been a topic discussed almost exclusively between Black women, doulas, and doctors. However, with help from several congresswomen, Black maternal health will be accompanied by new and historic legislation.  ... read more »
Congresswoman Waters Holds Telephone Town Hall to Discuss the CARES Act and COVID-19 Updates
April 9, 2020
Upholding her promise, Congresswoman Maxine Waters held another telephone town hall meeting with Los Angeles residents to detail more facts regarding COVID-19. The phone call was held Thursday, April 2, 2020, with nearly 15K listeners on the line.    ... read more »
L.A. County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby Hosts Coronavirus Q&A on Instagram Live
April 9, 2020
During that chat, he also formally announced the launch of a new program that will allow first responders in L.A. County to virtually correspond with healthcare providers and receive real-time advice on how a patient with mild symptoms of COVID-19 can treat at home. Referred to as the Telemedicine Program, the video-conferencing tool is being used to minimize exposure and alleviate the volume of responses to those with mild symptoms while providing at-home solutions for care and recovery. ... read more »
COVID-19: The Dangers of Underlying Health Conditions for African Americans
April 9, 2020
As if having to monitor their blood sugar wasn’t enough of a concern, people with diabetes are more likely to develop complications from coronavirus. It is one of the underlying conditions medical experts say put people most at risk of severe COVID-19.  These include diabetes, heart disease, and chronic lung disease. ... read more »
Keeping Good Mental Health During COVID-19 Health Crisis
April 9, 2020
Anabel Basulto, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Kaiser Permanente Southern California, says paying attention to your mental health during these challenging times is just as important as keeping good physical health. ... read more »
New COVID-19 Mobile Testing Site in South L.A.
April 9, 2020
CDU is also slated to begin analyzing demographic data to determine the novel coronavirus’ effect on diverse communities across Los Angeles County. ... read more »
“Care First, Jails Last” for a Healthier, Safer Los Angeles County
April 9, 2020
Far too many people cycle in and out of jail instead of getting the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives ... read more »
Assemblymember Gipson Hosts Tele-Townhall To Discuss COVID-19 Concerns
April 9, 2020
Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair and 64th District Assemblymember Mike Gipson hosted a tele-townhall for stakeholders and constituents to discuss the growing concerns of the Coronavirus outbreak. On the call, he was joined by Dr. Sheila Young of Charles Drew University and other guests from the Governor’s office and healthcare community to discuss what the state is doing to help California residents as well as share available resources within the 64th district.   ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Report that African Americans have a higher rate in COVID-19 related deaths
April 7, 2020
Tuesday, April 7. L.A. Public Officials deliver latest news surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The solutions to handle the outbreak change daily, as the virus grows to unprecedented numbers and affect all L.A. inhabitants. New data reflects the number of COVID-19 fatalities by ethnicity. The L.A. Public Health Department shared statistical evidence that African Americans have a higher COVID-19 death rate than any other race. ... read more »
L.A. County Officials Face Concerns of Hospital Availability as L.A. Prepares for Surge in Positive COVID-19 Cases
April 6, 2020
Monday, April 6. L.A. County officials provided an update surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger ensured that the county is “working around the clock” to increase coronavirus testing capacity; ... read more »
State of California, County of Los Angeles Partner with Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’
April 6, 2020
Facility to treat expected surge of patients with COVID-19 in LA region  Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in Los Angeles that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. Emergency Operation Center Discuss County Assistance for Residents and Small Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic
April 5, 2020
Hilda Solis delivered news regarding aide for small businesses and reducing lay-offs. Solis paraphrased Governor Newsom’s announcement, L.A. County will be receiving state funding to assist local workers and businesses. Within the two million dollars allocated to L.A. County, $500,000 will be used as grants to eligible businesses that were impacted by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is put in place to keep businesses operational and retain employees. Supervisor Solis disclosed there is a new central portal that focuses on L.A. workers and small businesses, called “Business and Worker Disaster Help Center.” Within its first week of launching, they have taken over 1,000 calls from business owners and workers looking for guidance during the COVID-19 crisis. ... read more »
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