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Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson dies unexpectedly at 60
November 14, 2019
Tyson was the first African American to head Kaiser Permanente as CEO when he took that position in 2013 after filling a number of roles over three decades at the company. ... read more »
Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee on the Passing of Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente
November 14, 2019
"He truly ‘walked the talk’ in his concern for making health care not just a right, but something that is affordable and centered on the great diversity of patients." ... read more »
A Simpler, More Affordable Health Care System is Within Our Reach
October 31, 2019
We have such a system for some of our citizens today: It’s called Medicare. Now imagine the same choices and transparency available to all. ... read more »
Charles R. Drew University Alumni Homecoming Weekend
October 3, 2019
CDU alumni weekend features second annual Drs. Ruth and Ludlow Creary Lecture, CME course on trauma and violence, plus evening gala ... read more »
NCHE Leadership Transition: Dr. Gail C. Christopher to Succeed Executive Director and Co-Founder Dr. Brian Smedley
September 19, 2019
The National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) announced that Executive Director and co-Founder Dr. Brian Smedley will resign effective October 31, 2019, to assume a new role as Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest at the American Psychological Association. ... read more »
Karen Boykin-Towns Takes Her Talents to Sard Verbinnen
September 19, 2019
“I want people who are going to be able to tell it straight. People who will assess a situation and then be able to give you the realities of what it is,” Boykin-Towns said of her expectations in her new role. ... read more »
Mental health is as important as physical health
July 18, 2019
We can each be part of the change by asking for help when we need it, and making sure our friends and family do the same. ... read more »
Kaiser Mental-Health Workers Reject Latest Contract Offer
July 13, 2019
Mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities rejected the latest contract offer from the company, union officials announced today as they called for a resumption of labor negotiations. ... read more »
My battle with an Invisible Disease
May 2, 2019
Desiré Harris from California, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008 is joining the global campaign to raise awareness and find a cure. ... read more »
NAACP President Derrick Johnson and Political Strategist Donna Brazile Issue ‘State of Black America’ Address
February 14, 2019
“What the president has done has opened up the eyes of so many people,” said NAACP President, Derrick Johnson. “This nation has still not dealt with race and its appeal to the lowest common dominator of us as a community. We really need to take a step back and focus on what’s important, particularly in this era.” ... read more »
Does Democratic Takeover of the House Mean the ACA is Safe?
November 22, 2018
The Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as “Obamacare,” is one of the most consequential acts of Congress in the 21st Century, especially for African Americans. The ACA slashed the Black uninsured rate by 40%. ... read more »
Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Focuses on Voting, Health Care and Housing
September 6, 2018
The agenda extended beyond food and fellowship at the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast held at McCarty Memorial Christian Church ... read more »
The Path to Health Care for All
July 19, 2018
Universal health coverage will be an important topic of discussion in the run-up to the mid-term elections this November ... read more »
Thinkin ‘Bout Things That Matter: Life, Love, Truth, Justice and Struggle
April 26, 2018
Even in the midst of the rising tide of struggle in which we are now engaged against racism in its openly violent and hideous forms, as well as its disguised and hidden aggressions, it is good to sit down and meditate on meaningful things, i.e., things that matter—things like life, love, truth, justice and struggle. ... read more »
Health Insurance Is More Than an Insurance Card: Tips for Using Your Coverage
March 15, 2018
Open enrollment for coverage in 2018 has ended, you or someone you know may still qualify to enroll in a quality, affordable health plan... ... read more »
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