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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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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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Covered California Identifies Uninsured Hotspots

By Kenny Goldberg Covered California has identified hot spots where relatively large numbers of uninsured residents live. The exchange has designated six such hot spots in San Diego County, where it plans to concentrate its enrollment efforts. The six areas … Continue reading

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Employee Rights Center Surveys Paleteros On Health and Safety

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers Push cart food vendors crisscross the residential neighborhoods around Fairmount Avenue in City Heights. They’re known as paleteros, a Spanish term for mobile food workers, and residents can … Continue reading

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Coalition Wants 100% Enrollment in Safety Net Programs by 2020

By Megan Burks San Diego labor, faith and community groups gathered Saturday at the County Administration Center to demand the county achieve 100 percent enrollment in federal social safety-net programs by 2020. The group calls itself the Invest in San Diego Families … Continue reading

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