Health

Study Of California’s Medical Interpretation Services Still Mired In Process

Eric Le talks to reporters at San Diego City Hall about the need for more medical translators in San Diego County, June 9, 2014. By Tarryn Mento Nearly a year after the governor approved studying California’s medical interpretation services, state … Continue reading

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How Community Members Can Help Their Neighbors Thwart Chronic Diseases

Trinidad Wilkinson holds a prop decorated in graduation paraphernalia while posing with her community health worker program certifications, Aug. 4, 2017. By Tarryn Mento   When you are looking for advice, you likely turn to those closest to you. That’s … Continue reading

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Early Study Results Show High Rates Of Anxiety Among Syrian Refugee Kids

Parents pick up their children at Naranca Elementary in El Cajon, Oct. 5, 2016. The school is one of many in the San Diego suburb that has received an influx of Syrian refugees. By Tarryn Mento Syrian refugee children arriving … Continue reading

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Locally Grown Health Benefits at Farmers Market

By Cameron Jones, Paola Evangelista, & Victoria Fuentes

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Early Childhood Club Prioritizes Wellness

An after school club that focuses on building healthy students in pre-k and kindergarten was started at Rosa Parks Elementary in City Heights. By Brian Myers An after school club that focuses on building healthy students in pre-k and kindergarten … Continue reading

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Health Center Works With Restaurants to Improve Nutrition

Sang Dao, a restaurant serving Thai and Lao cuisine, has been partnering with Health center Operation Samahan to serve nutritional menu items.

Sang Dao, a restaurant serving Thai and Lao cuisine, has been partnering with Health center Operation Samahan to serve nutritional menu items. By Brian Myers Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders are disproportionately likely to develop diabetes and at lower weights and … Continue reading

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Community Health Worker Academy Targets Latinas

A weekly public health and leadership training is attempting to fight chronic diseases in low income neighborhoods.

By Brian Myers   A weekly public health and leadership training is attempting to fight chronic diseases in low income neighborhoods. The workshops are hosted by Project Concern International (PCI), an organization with programs globally and locally in San Diego. … Continue reading

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Assemblywoman Atkins Tries Again To Get Medical Interpretation Covered

By Megan Burks San Diego Assemblywoman Toni Atkins said she’s working with the Governor’s Office to include $15 million in the next state budget for medical interpretation. Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat, has vetoed two bills on the issue and … Continue reading

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Interpreter Training Aims to Lift Burden Off Children, Friends at the Doctor’s Office

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers The Alliance for African Assistance is putting on a 40-hour mental health interpreter training course. It’s offered through their Global Village program, a branch that provides language and … Continue reading

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Law Gives Tenants New Recourse For Moldy Apartments

By Megan Burks It’s one of the most frequent complaints among California tenants, but until this year there was little they could do about potentially hazardous mold in their units. Now, state law considers mold a condition of substandard housing. … Continue reading

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