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Vaccinated Californians Can Still Collect Their $50 Incentive Cards – But Not For Long
September 2, 2021
To provide additional motivation to get vaccinated, the state has created the Vax for the Win incentive program. ... read more »
IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, CALIFORNIA LAUNCHES ‘COVID-19 COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS’
February 18, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, the state of California in partnership with The Center at Sierra Health Foundation has launched a “COVID-19 Community Champions” campaign to recognize COVID-19 warriors who have made significant contributions in their communities. ... read more / view gallery »
California Surgeon Gen. Embraces Idea of NBA Partnership for Vaccination Outreach
February 4, 2021
When Dr. Nadine Burke Harris heard that the National Basketball Association (NBA) was discussing educating the African American community about receiving COVID-19 vaccines, she said partnering with the league could be a game-changer in the state of California. ... read more »
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From “Vaccines to Vaccinations”: Officials Urge Black Community to Take COVID Shot
January 28, 2021
COVID-19 hospitalizations are starting to decrease in California, but that decline does not mean the pandemic is over, state health officials warn. ... read more »
State Agencies Update Faith and Nonprofit Leaders on COVID-19 Resources
May 7, 2020
California state agencies came together on April 29 to update faith leaders and nonprofits executives on the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on African Americans and minorities and the array of resources available to combat the crippling disease. ... read more »
California Surgeon General: Keep Your Stress in Check During COVID-19 Crisis
April 16, 2020
At a press conference in Sacramento last week, Burke Harris spoke about the importance of mental health during the pandemic. An increase in stress hormones during a time of worry and uncertainty can impact an individual’s physical health, she said. ... read more »
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Governor Names African American Woman As California’s First Surgeon General 
January 24, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom named Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as California’s first-ever Surgeon General. As a pediatrician, entrepreneur and nonprofit CEO, Dr. Burke Harris has dedicated her professional career to understanding the link between adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in children, and the effect both have on future health outcomes. ... read more »
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