Sacramento Area Leaders & Organizations Sponsor Health Enrollment Day

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SACRAMENTO – Forget plagued websites, Covered California is given area residents a chance to sign up for affordable health insurance in person. Enrollment Day in Sacramento will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. Individuals and families can find out more information and apply on-site at four different locations in four […]

RICHARD PAN: Working Together to Strengthen Communities


OPINION – As a pediatrician and university professor, I taught students the importance of strengthening communities to improve health. We know that communities where people are connected, look out for each other, and come together to make positive change are healthier and safer. Community associations and non-profits play an important role in connecting and bringing […]

Governor Makes Final Decision on Dozens Bills Before Deadline Passes

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SACRAMENTO – Parents who don’t have their children vaccinated will have to get a note from the doctor’s office before enrolling their children in school under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday he has signed into law. AB2109 will require parents who enroll students who have not received the required public school vaccines […]

Sacramento Leaders Declare Pediatric Dental Care Emergency


SACRAMENTO – Sacramento elected and public health leaders today urged the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to help children opt-out of Sacramento’s troubled Geographic Managed Care (GMC) program so that they can receive long-overdue dental care through other programs.  Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), who as a pediatrician and former First 5 Sacramento Commissioner […]