By Casey Tolan, Fusion While the state government mobilizes a massive response to the water crisis in Flint, handing out bottled water and filters to residents affected by lead-contaminated tap water, undocumented residents here [...]
African American churches from around the state from joined forces with Covered California over MLK Jr. Day weekend to reach the African American community with a message that health insurance is now a right that [...]
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), and Children Now have announced legislation aimed at improving the mental health of children who have experienced childhood trauma, including abuse, neglect, and community violence.
By Ben Allen For decades, if someone on Medicaid wanted to get treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, they almost always had to rely solely on money from state and local sources.
By Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post Days after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) apologized for toxic tap water in the city of Flint and accepted the resignations of multiple state officials, the U.S. Justice Department [...]
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News The 2010 federal health law has a provision that was supposed to make it easier for people on Medicaid to quit smoking. But in a number of states, [...]
By Margaret Gordon and Brian Beveridge Local businessmen Phil Tagami, Omar Benjamin and Jerry Bridges are on the wrong side of history as they pursue the construction of a coal export terminal at the [...]
A newly formed group of local pastors made a powerful appearance before the Oakland City Council Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, to speak out in favor of a maritime project that will bring long-awaited jobs and [...]
Community members and faith leaders are continuing to raise awareness about what they consider to be the dangers of coal to the health of residents of West Oakland and other nearby communities.
By Ned McKay Communing with nature can boost your resistance to diseases, according to an article referenced in the January issue of Consumer Reports. The article cites work by Ming Kuo, director of [...]