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Q&A: Kaiser Permanente nurse discusses canceled strike and new agreement reached with employer

| Nov 17, 2021 | California

Johanna Noriega is an RN at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. She’s also an officer at the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP), and one of the 21,000 members of the UNAC/UHCP that planned to strike against Kaiser on Nov. 15 throughout Southern California.    ...[ Read More ]

Video: Gene therapy and the promise for rare disease

| Nov 17, 2021 | California

Groundbreaking gene therapy treatments have tremendous potential to provide treatment to the around one in ten Americans living with rare diseases. But these game-changing therapies also bring with them new challenges, including how the individuals who need them most will get access to and be able to pay for these...[ Read More ]

Experts gather to discuss opportunities and challenges of California health data exchange

| Nov 17, 2021 | California

On Friday, the Connecting for Better Health coalition convened several representatives from various health care organizations for a discussion on the need to accelerate the adoption of a statewide health data exchange in California.     The focus of this conversation was to gain input from these representatives on the...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Kaiser psychologist talks about upcoming strike and scarcity of mental health resources in California

| Nov 12, 2021 | California

Kenneth Rogers is a psychologist for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento. He is one of the nearly 2,000 mental health clinicians that will be staging pickets outside Kaiser hospitals across Northern California on Nov. 19. They are represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW).  In this Q&A, Rogers discusses...[ Read More ]

CA hits new milestone with over 500K people screened for Adverse Childhood Experiences

| Nov 11, 2021 | California

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress are a root cause of some of the most harmful, persistent and expensive societal and health challenges facing the world today. With 62 percent of California adults having experienced at least one ACE and 16 percent having experienced four or more, California is...[ Read More ]

Advocates for youth mental health urge California to strengthen services for youth in distress

| Nov 11, 2021 | California

The pandemic’s impact on youth mental health is compounding California’s preexisting youth mental health crisis, and behavioral health services for young people in the state are struggling to meet the extremely high demand.      In a webinar hosted by the Little Hoover Commission on Monday, representatives from Children Now...[ Read More ]

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