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Dallas Mavericks’ Dwight Powell Receives October NBA Cares Community Assist Award Presented By Kaiser Permanente
December 12, 2018
– NBA and Kaiser Permanente to Donate $10,000 to Champions of Discovery – ... read more »
Black Women, Men and HIV/AIDS: Shared Responsibility in Love, Life and Struggle
December 6, 2018
This year as we again observe the days set aside to mark and remind us of both the tragic passing and praiseworthy endurance of victims of HIV/AIDS among us, we, of necessity, continue to search for solutions, i.e., how to increase prevention, ensure treatment and care, expand education, reduce and end high risk and reckless behavior, and encourage everyone to engage in practices to save lives, promote health and secure well-being and flourishing for us all. ... read more »
Covered California’s Open Enrollment Is off to a Solid Start as the First Key Deadline Approaches
December 4, 2018
·       More than 90,500 new consumers selected a plan through Nov. 30. ·       While plan selections are ahead of the pace set in 2016, when Covered California also delayed its marketing until after Election Day, ... read more »
AIDS HealthCare Foundation Sends Sharp Rebuke of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for World’s Aids Day Messaging
December 1, 2018
Dec 1, 2018– ...  (AHF)  once again sharply criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (  ...  ) after it issued a World AIDS Day message promoting HIV prevention and treatment in an email to colleagues in the community. ... read more »
Maxine Waters Talks Obamacare Open Enrollment and Plans for 2019 as Chair of the Financial House Committee
November 29, 2018
2019 means big changes for U.S. House of Representatives and member Maxine Waters stands to be a major part of that change. ... read more »
Measure H Helped 10,000 Homeless People Into Permanent Housing, Officials Say
November 29, 2018
A half-cent sales tax passed by Los Angeles County voters nearly two years ago to fund homeless programs has been a significant success, some government leaders said today as they urged the public to volunteer for the upcoming homeless count. ... read more »
Eli Lilly Announces Lilly Diabetes Solutions Center to Assist People With Insulin Affordability
November 29, 2018
Eli Lilly has launched Lilly Diabetes Solution Center and Helpline in the African American community to ensure people receive comprehensive treatment for diabetes ... read more »
Council of Black Nurses Committed to the Community
November 29, 2018
The Council of Black Nurses recently held an annual event in Los Angeles in honor of The National Week against Violence, as part of their long time and ongoing efforts to serve the community, they said. ... read more »
NATIONAL CRISIS: 100 Million Americans Have High Blood Pressure Under New Guidelines
November 15, 2018
Medical experts hope this new, lower level will prompt doctors to suggest earlier intervention for their patients with lifestyle changes or medication. ... read more »
HHS Secretary Azar declares Public Health Emergency in California due to Wildfires
November 14, 2018
“We are working closely with state health authorities and monitoring the needs of healthcare facilities to provide whatever they may need to save lives and protect health,” Secretary Azar said. “This declaration will help ensure that Americans who are threatened by these dangerous wildfires and who rely on Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program have continuous access to the care they need.” ... read more »
Ridley-Thomas Leads Groundbreaking on New MLK Medical Building
November 8, 2018
L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas led the groundbreaking ceremony for the newest addition to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Campus in Willowbrook: a medical office building that will increase access to healthcare in South Los Angeles by creating more space for physicians to care for patients. ... read more »
There’s A Pill For That! Los Angeles County Launches PrEP for Women Campaign
November 1, 2018
“Sister Friends: Get PrEP’d” Video Series for HIV Prevention ... read more »
Serve and Return – Building Your Baby’s Brain
October 12, 2018
Science has shown that healthy brain development depends upon ongoing conversations and interactions between an adult and a child. This process of “serve and return,” where an infant “serves” through gestures, cries or coos, and an adult “returns” by acknowledging and responding in a positive manner, is critical for building neural connections and language development. ... read more »
Olympian Althea Moses Debuts Best-Selling Book “Irresistibly Fit” 
October 4, 2018
Three-time track and field Olympian Althea Moses published her first book, “Irresistibly Fit: How to Become a Spiritually Strong, Sexy and Firm Woman Everyone Admires and No One Can Resist”, that debuted as a number one bestseller in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.   ... read more / watch video »
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