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

Deanna Giolas is a San Francisco resident who lives with multiple chronic illnesses, and at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she found herself stuck in Australia. Three years later, Giolas reflects on her experiences during the pandemic as a person living with Type 1 Diabetes, ADHD, and anxiety, and what the end of the … Read more

As the nation continues to face challenges with the opioid epidemic, accidental overdose deaths in San Francisco dropped for the second year in a row, as reported by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).  “The Centers for Disease Control reported that through August 2022, overdose death rates were on the rise in California, … Read more

Arizona’s Naloxone Leave Behind program allows emergency responders to provide lifesaving naloxone to administer and leave behind when responding to opioid overdoses. The program was administered in 2019 by the Arizona Department of Human Services (ADHS). State law allows Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies to leave behind prepackaged, intranasal naloxone, or Narcan, if an EMT … Read more

The California Department of Social Services has awarded $5 million to the Abundant Birth Project (ABJ), a San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) program that provides monthly income stipends to pregnant Black people to reduce racial health disparities. The funds will expand the program and provide support to additional families throughout the state, and … Read more