Mental Illness Concerns Arrive with Holidays

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The holiday season often arrives with high expectations for many who anticipate visits from family and friends and the precious gifts they’ll remember and cherish at least until next Christmas. But, for the approximately 28,000 District adults and children living with serious mental illness and the millions of others around the country, […]

Sacramento Hunger Coalition Invites You to Take on the 2014 CalFresh Challenge

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to raise community awareness and ignite action to combat the growing reality of wide-spread hunger in the Sacramento region, the Sacramento Hunger Coalition is encouraging everyone take the 2014 CalFresh Challenge this week, November 17-21, 2014. “Do you think you can eat nutritiously for under $5 per day? This week, […]

California Targets 1.7 million for Health Sign-ups

SACRAMENTO (AP) — After initial missteps caused a choppy start, California health care officials are betting that an upgraded website, more help and better Spanish-language outreach will result in a smoother and bigger second open enrollment season under the Affordable Care Act this year. Starting Saturday, Californians who don’t have access to health plans through […]

2014 Heroes in Health Awards Gala

SACRAMENTO – The California Black Health Network (CBHN) has been a key player in the outreach and education of the Affordable Care Act throughout the state and they’re ready to celebrate their success. The organization presents its 2014 Heroes in Health Awards Gala, a tribute to the Affordable Care Act and Covered California on Saturday, […]

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Impacts Women of Color

OPINION (NNPA) – Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. In a sea of pink, there are heart wrenching stories of survival, homemade signs in memory of loved ones, and hope of a cure for this devastating disease that impacts more than 230,000 […]

US Steps Up Response as Ebola Worries Grow

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials said Thursday they still don’t know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient, as criticism increased from lawmakers who questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the U.S. The revelation that one of the hospital nurses was cleared to fly […]

Covered California Offers Millions in No-Bid Contracts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency’s executive director. Covered California’s no-bid contracts were for a variety […]

Local Church Holds Prayer Vigil To Raise Awareness & Supplies for Ebola Victims

SOUTH SARAMENTO – With the death of a Black man in Texas, the ebola crisis in West Africa has hit home. A local church is seeking to raise awareness and supplies for those impacted by the deadly disease. Antioch Progressive Baptist Church will unite with Save More Kids to host a Candlelight Prayer Vigil on […]

Free Mammograms During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

SACRAMENTO – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Health’s diagnostic imaging centers across the Sacramento region are dedicating every Saturday in October for a very special occasion—free digital screening mammograms for uninsured women who are 40 years of age or older. “Early detection can lead to a longer, healthier life,” said Barbara […]

Africans United Against EBOLA Rally at State Capitol

SACRAMENTO – Calling it a “global affair,” a number of area organizations have united to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa. Africans United Against EBOLA (AUAE) has set a press conference and rally for Tuesday, September 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the West Steps of the State Capitol to raise awareness […]