Rhonda Smith

California Black Health Network Celebrates 40th Anniversary

More than 150 people converged at the top of Hotel Indigo on Dec. 7, to enjoy the 40th anniversary celebration of the California Black Health Network (CBHN), the only Black-led statewide organization that advocates for the health of Black Californians. 

Making Rx Rebates Make Sense in California 

While everyone agrees high health care costs are a major problem, one critical aspect that often goes unnoticed is the role Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and health insurers play in driving these high costs. It is past time we shed light on this topic and demand a fairer system. Thankfully our local legislator, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), is doing his part and standing up for patients through SB 873, which would immediately lower out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy counter.  

In Dr. King’s Honor, California Black Health Leaders Call for Urgent Action During COVID-19 Crisis

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and inhumane.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. African American health leaders joined Covered California to reflect on the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and with the final deadline in the current open enrollment period coming up, to urge Black Californians to sign up for comprehensive coverage through Covered California or Medi-Cal. Doctors David Carlisle and Kim Rhoads, along with Rhonda Smith of the California Black Health Network, say Dr. King’s words on the injustice in healthcare are still profound