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LA County Revisits the Importance of Mental Health After COVID-19 Surge; The Work of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health is ‘Amplified’ Due to Current State of Pandemic
November 13, 2020
As news of an increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus arises, it has also heightened the senses of worry about what more can be endured, the outbreak has been a rollercoaster filled with twists and turns. There has been extreme strain put on everyone to have stability and a light shined on the overall quality of life. The County of Los Angeles continue the stride to move into the unknown but with more resources to get the mental help needed on the journey to a new frontier. ... read more »
LA Residents Affected by COVID Pandemic Can Apply for $500 Grant to Pay for Utilities Starting in November
October 29, 2020
Starting next Monday, low income residents can apply for the DWP Utilities CARES Grant. According to the LADWP official website, “Low-Income LA Residents Affected by COVID Pandemic Can Apply for $500 Grant between November 2 – 15, under Program Championed by Council President Nury Martinez and Approved by City Council & Board of Water & Power Commissioners” That took place on October 27. ... read more »
L.A. County Gives Updates on Safety Compliance Certification Program: Businesses Self-Certify and Train for COVID-19 Protocol
October 15, 2020
The self-certified training program starts with watching a video, then one would complete a brief survey after the training visual, lastly the business would receive an emailed certificate. This is operated by the Los Angeles County Health Department. The program is completely voluntary, but it is put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus among guest and staff. ... read more »
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Los Angeles City Mayor Partners with Department of Water and Power to shut down Unsolicited Large Gatherings
August 5, 2020
Los Angeles data shows scaling increase in positive cases among the youth demographic. Younger individuals are contracting the virus in an increasing rate. The most common space for spread is through gatherings and extended outdoor leisure. The county stressed to avoid populated areas and to remain indoors as much as possible. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Recognizes National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing & Awareness Day
July 23, 2020
This week, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the Financial Services Committee and a leading advocate in Congress for HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment, introduced a resolution in recognition of National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day, which is celebrated every year on July 21st.    ... read more »
Los Angeles Responds to High Demand for Testing Availability; DHS Looks to Open New Testing Sites in Disproportionate Areas
July 15, 2020
Department of Health Services are working swiftly to cover areas that are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. There is a “geographically approach” to add new testing site locations. Test results are showing that the Black and LatinX community are experience more fatal cases than other ethnicities. ... read more »
L.A. Director of Public Health Acknowledges Systemic Racism as a Health Concern; COVID-19 Death Rates Still in Double-Digits.
June 12, 2020
Los Angeles Director of Public Barbara Ferrer touched on the responsibility her department has taken to eradicate systemic racism, “ I want to extend my deep appreciation and support in calling out racism as the public health issue, and this is magnified during the COVID-19 Pandemic..." ... read more »
Los Angeles Public Health Department Continue to Study Disproportionate Death Rates Within Underserved Communities
May 19, 2020
Looking at the effects of COVID-19 within race and ethnicity, the data reflects the disproportionate death rate and financial fall within the African American and Latino communities. Black people make up 7% of the positive cases and 12% of the county rate, even though only 8% of the L.A. population are African American. An in-depth study presented those who lived below the poverty line, had three times the rate of death from COVID-19. ... read more »
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Joe Biden’s Plan for Empowering Black America
May 7, 2020
Biden said he plans to hold financial institutions accountable for discriminatory practices in the housing market, and he will restore the federal government’s power to enforce settlements against discriminatory lenders. Additionally, the plan calls for Biden to strengthen and expand the Community Reinvestment Act to ensure that the nation’s bank and non-bank financial services institutions are serving all communities. ... read more »
AARP and NNPA Join Forces for Riveting Webinar on Saving Black Lives During COVID-19 Pandemic
April 23, 2020
“People are stressed and worried, not only about caring for themselves but protecting and caring for someone in the home or someone long distance,” Choula stated.  “It’s very important that there is increased conversation with nursing facilities through virtual visitation and phone calls, which is what AARP is advocating.”  ... read more »
Save Black Lives from COVID-19
April 16, 2020
"We are the number one target for this disease. We have pre-existing conditions, and yet we're told to go home when we visit the emergency room. We know that there must be some form of regulation in place for testing and getting testing sites and equipment into the community," said Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan). ... read more »
Is There More to Teaching and Learning Than Testing?
May 2, 2019
In order for education to capitalize on the strengths and talents of learners and the skills and professionalism of their teachers, what kinds of additional progress measures might be employed? ... read more »
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