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Here’s how to make Medi-Cal better in South L.A.
March 17, 2022
Through the state’s new CalAIM program, virtually all California residents will have access to health insurance. ... read more »
Gipson Pushes for Health Equity at MLK Community Hospital
March 10, 2022
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson) introduced AB 2426, to address health equity in the South Los Angeles community. This bill would build off of AB 2599 (Bass, 2009) and cover hospital-based outpatient services provided in the emergency department. ... read more »
We Need More Black Doctors 
December 2, 2021
African Americans know that color matters in regard to almost everything in this country. Medical care is no exception. ... read more »
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Why I Want You to Get the Covid Vaccine Now
September 9, 2021
If we don’t get vaccinated, I foresee repeat cycles of preventable deaths, business and school closures, and potentially even more dangerous variants of the virus in our future. Unfortunately, black and brown communities that have been the hardest hit by Covid are now lagging behind in taking advantage of the amazing science that led to our Covid vaccines. ... 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 »
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital Receives $500,000 BOFA Grant to Train and Hire More Healthcare Professionals in South L.A.
February 11, 2021
To help meet the increased demand for highly-trained nurses and essential healthcare workers in medically-underserved areas like South Los Angeles, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) announced it has received a half million dollar grant from Bank of America to expand its healthcare worker career programs.  ... read more »
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson Holds COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall
January 14, 2021
Assemblymember Mike Gipson introduced CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Dr. Elaine Batchlor, MD, MPH, and Vice President of Population Health at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH), Dr. Jorge Reyno, MD, whom both shared new data regarding pandemic and their recommendations on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. ... read more »
Covered California Partnered with Black Healthcare Leaders to Host Webinar that Encouraged the Black Community to Get Vaccinated and Get Covered
December 24, 2020
As the year ends and Californians prepare for the next year, officials are working day and night to ensure 2021 is a change of reality for nearly everyone. ... read more »
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The vaccine is coming. Let’s get ready to roll up our sleeves
December 10, 2020
In order to return to a welcome normalcy, we need to do our part—get the vaccine. ... read more »
COVID-19 Surge Concerns L.A. County Health Officials and Warns Public to Follow Restrictions
December 3, 2020
The latest surge is bigger than the last and public officials warn it could get worse if the public doesn’t do its part in fighting COVID-19. ... read more »
Masks are the fastest way back to jobs and school
September 10, 2020
It’s a simple thing we can do that’s good for our families and our community. ... read more »
WATCH: Senator Mitchell Sustains Funding for Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
July 10, 2020
Monday—July 6, 2020 California State Senator Holly Mitchell met with Dr. Elaine Batchlor, CEO of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. Senator Mitchell and Dr. Batchlor shared a brief discussion about the importance of protecting the hospital’s budget. ... read more / watch video »
The Pandemic Is Not Over, Here’s What You Can Do To Help
July 2, 2020
If I told you we were close to finding a treatment that prevents 85% of coronavirus transmissions, would you try it? The good news is we already have; it’s wearing a mask over your nose and mouth. The bad news is that some leaders are pretending this pandemic is over and have made wearing masks a political issue, and too many people are joining them in their denial. ... read more »
MLK and Centinela Hospitals Receive Big Donation of PPE and Masks
April 23, 2020
Freddie Figgers, an entrepreneur based on Florida, reached out to Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer of Faithful Central Bible Church and the result was Centinela and Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospitals receiving 750,000 masks and 250,000 PPE. Inglewood City Hall was also a recipient of some of the supplies. ... read more »
COVID-19: Our Best Defense is Caring and Community
March 19, 2020
We – individuals and local and state governments and organizations, working together – have the power to slow this disease. ... read more »
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