June 21, 2022 Gun Violence and Community Health Gun violence is a community health epidemic. It is past time to contain it. Gun violence has long been a community safety issue, particularly among black and brown communities. By not acting, we are complicit in the violence that is impacting our children, our community spaces, and our communities of color. Click here to read the full blog post.
May 5, 2022 Mental Health Awareness Month Its already May, and in many ways, life is returning to some form of normal. In this new normal, I find myself thinking about how to balance both my physical health and mental health wellness, and how I can support those around me in balancing their emotional wellness, too. Click here to read the full blog post.
January 27, 2022 Happy New Year! Year Two with COVID: How Has Your Life Changed? As we ease into the New Year and the two-year anniversary of the coronavirus in the United States, what’s changed? How are our lives different? Some might say, how haven’t they and what isn’t? Click here to read the full blog post.
December 21, 2021 Here's to Life! We pause at this special time of year, to mark something, someone, prophetic and a time when something miraculous happened. Let’s pause to imagine that possibility. Because it’s in that wonder, that a beacon of light shines through me and you, and gives us hope. Here’s to that light! Here’s to life! Click here to read the full blog post.
November 30, 2021 'Tis the season. Be Safe. If like me, you’re preparing to wrap yourself in the warmth of the holiday season, and you’re entering a season of thanks and gratitude, as well as remembrance, I feel the time has come to acknowledge that the coronavirus will be an ongoing reality in our daily lives. This is our next normal. And if we’re going to survive alongside it, we must continue to adapt and change along with it. Click here to read the full blog post.
October 20, 2021 Healthcare Quality Week: Recently, 13 HCP member health centers earned Community Health Quality Recognition awards for their achievements in access to care, quality outcomes, health equity, information technology, and contributions to the COVID-19 pandemic response. These HCP member health centers placed among the nation’s top performing Federally Qualified Health Centers in clinical quality measure performance and quality of health care services. Click here to read the full blog post.
August 30, 2021 Back-to-School in a Pandemic: It is Back-to-School time, which this year marks a return for many students to their classrooms and in-person interactions with friends and teachers. For many families, this is a joyful homecoming after so much time away from in-person learning. However, rising COVID case rates and a slowdown in vaccinations over the past few months, means that the pandemic looms large over these early days of school. Click here to read more.
August 2, 2021 What We Do Matters: As California continues to make gains in vaccinations and we begin to emerge from the isolation of the past 16 months, it is important to take time to reflect on where we have been and how the pandemic has changed us. Click here to read more.