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Nurses Want Industry Reforms to Enhance Life-Saving Treatment

Understaffed, these dialysis nurses say they are pressured to rush through life-saving treatments and work excessive hours. Nurses and patients spoke at this New America Media & SEIU-United Health Workers … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Youth Radio podcast: Healthcare

Young people are thought of as the healthiest among us, and it can be easy to discount how essential quality healthcare can be for youth. A 20-year-old Bay Area woman … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

#Health4AllKids is no longer just a hashtag

State Senator Ricardo Lara, a Democrat who helped draft the Health For All Kids Act, spoke to media and community members about the program this month. An estimated 170,000 undocumented children are expected … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Health for All Kids Act expected to serve 185,000 children

The Health for All Kids Act, signed into law last year, allows undocumented children under the age of 19 to apply for health coverage under Medi-Cal. Advocates and state legislators appeared … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

How a game of tag taught me about health

Alondra Jimenez remembers the scene in the local emergency room when she dislocated her wrist as a small child. The wait was long, and the care inadequate. Even then, she knew … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Heart2Heart trains future health leaders

Hundreds of Eastern Coachella Valley students earned their CPR certification at a health career event at Desert Mirage High School. The event, hosted by the Heart2Heart Foundation, connected students with dozens … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

FACES – Building a future with Rady Children’s Hospital

Health providers in San Diego say their industry needs students from City Heights to train in the healthcare professions — a diverse workforce to serve a diverse patient population. FACES for the Future is … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Healthcare is coming for undocumented – is Long Beach ready?

Undocumented kids growing up in Long Beach couldn’t always go to see a doctor when they felt ill. Now, Senate Bill 4, the Health for All Kids Act, will allow income-eligible, undocumented youth to qualify for health coverage … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

New healthcare clinic opens in Coachella

The eastern Coachella Valley just opened its first Desert Oasis Healthcare facility. Coachella has been classified a medically underserved area since 1995, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

A call for nurses in Kern high schools

Over half of school districts in California report having no nurse personnel. Within Kern County high schools, which have over 35,000 students, making it the largest high school district in the state, there are currently … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

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