Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed Senate Bill 435 on Sunday, which would require California departments to collect and release disaggregated health data for Indigenous and Latinx nations. The bill is now back in the Senate for consideration of the veto. Seciah Aquino, executive director of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC), spoke out about … Read more

The California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP), a statewide nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of Black women, is continuing the fight to address medical racism and emphasize that Black women are able to have joyous births amidst a nationwide Black maternal and infant mortality crisis.  Raena Granberry, senior manager of Maternal and … Read more

On March 20th, the California Nurses Association joined Asm. Matt Haney (D – San Francisco) outside of St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco to welcome the introduction of Assembly Bill 1001. The bill would create standards and procedures for hospitals to ensure staffing levels are available to immediately respond to behavioral health emergencies in … Read more

Allison Pease began her new position as assistant general counsel and director of the Office of Legal Affairs at Covered California on January 17th. Pease previously served as the deputy director of the Office of Legal Affairs, where she worked on complex healthcare law and policy. Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace that … Read more

California’s Black Health Network teamed up with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners to increase awareness about chemicals in beauty products that are linked to health concerns, specifically among Black women, through the Non-Toxic Black Beauty Project. The Non-Toxic Black Beauty Project began in 2020 during the wake of the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, … Read more