Should vaccinations be mandatory?

Worries among physicians and public health officials about the numbers of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children have prompted Senate Bill 277, which would end the personal belief exemption that currently allows parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. The legislation is a response to the resurgence of whooping cough and last year’s acute escalation of […]

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‘Agua4All’ water campaign launches in Eastern Coachella Valley

‪‎Agua4All, a pilot project to bring clean drinking water to California, launched Wednesday in Thermal, Calif. The project will fund the installation of water bottle refilling stations, or “taps,” in schools and other accessible locations in rural communities where access to clean water is scarce. The eastern Coachella Valley is the first location to pilot the tap […]

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Internships help teens find their niche in public health

Public Health Solutions is a training course that serves as an introduction to a career in public health by guiding the passions of teens towards the needs of the community. The program connects youth to internships in the local health care field, helping them find a place to practice what they love to do. “I always loved going to the doctor’s office. Even if I had to […]

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