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ALERT: Consumers Who Start Covered California Application by Jan. 15 Now have Until Jan. 18 to Cross Finish Line to Enroll in Health Plans
January 15, 2019
Due to a major surge in Covered California enrollment in the past few days, consumers who attempt to start an application before midnight on Tuesday, Jan. ... read more »
CBN LA Wants to Encourage and Support African American Aspiring and Practicing Nurses 
January 10, 2019
Members of the Council of Black Nurses Los Angeles said they want to emphasize the importance of an organization like theirs, they said, that’s why they are reaching out to fellow and prospective nurses to join their ranks. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health “About the City and Community Health Profiles Report”
January 10, 2019
The reports reveal large disparities in community conditions that impact health, including community assets and potential opportunities for health improvement. ... read more »
SCAQMD Awards More Than $47 Million in Incentive Funds to Implement and Demonstrate Cleaner Technologies and Fuels to Reduce Air Pollution
January 4, 2019
The South Coast Air Quality Management District today awarded $47.4 million to 26 businesses, organizations, universities, government agencies and utility companies in the South Coast Basin and Coachella Valley to help them purchase and upgrade their equipment with cleaner and energy efficient technologies.  Much of the funding will be directed at environmental justice communities that are close to industrial areas and are some of the hardest hit by air pollution.  The projects are located in all four counties in SCAQMD’s jurisdiction.    ... read more »
ELI LILLY ANNOUNCES INSULIN AFFORDABILITY PLAN TARGETING BLACK COMMUNITY
January 3, 2019
This is a great opportunity for African Americans, who are disproportionately affected by diabetes. ... read more »
Sonja Herbert Creates Sisterhood of Black Pilates Instructors 
January 3, 2019
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you should probably just make it yourself. That is the principle that Sonja Herbert was going by when she was looking for a community of Black women who were also Pilates enthusiasts and instructors. After teaching Pilates for 12 years and not seeing many Black women in that community, she decided to be the change she wanted to see. ... read more »
Moderate or Severe Sleep Apnea Doubles Risk Of Hard-to-Treat Hypertension in African Americans
January 3, 2019
The results suggest that African Americans with more severe forms of sleep apnea are at higher risk of having hard-to-treat hypertension ... read more »
Results of Cannabis Banking Feasibility Study to be Released at Public Hearing
December 27, 2018
California’s 18-member Cannabis Banking Working Group (CBWG), chaired by State Treasurer John Chiang, will hold a public hearing Today, December 27, where they will be presented with the results of the cannabis banking feasibility study prepared by Level 4 Ventures. ... read more »
New Data Show Barbershop Blood Pressure Checks Remain Highly Effective
December 20, 2018
12-month follow-up research continues to show improvement in lowering hypertension ... read more »
Covered California’s Dec. 15 Enrollment Deadline Nears for Health Coverage Starting Jan. 1
December 13, 2018
Consumers must sign up for new health insurance and renew or change existing health plans by Dec. 15 to have their coverage begin on Jan. 1, 2019. ... read more »
Victoria Rowell’s New Film Unveils The Tragedy Behind Opioid Epidemic
December 13, 2018
The opioid epidemic continues the shatter the lives of many families. Millions have been affected by the lack of resources presented to those suffering. The crisis has sparked a national conversation on how the government handles addicts. Actress, director, and producer Victoria Rowell has taken the role to uncover the effects of opioid addiction. ... read more »
Local Reporter to Present Panel on Black Infant Mortality
December 12, 2018
One of the leading causes of infant mortality is prematurity… infants are born too soon and too small ... read more »
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 »
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