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June 2021

San Jose Unified School District ends presence of on-campus police officers [mercurynews.com]

By Jason Green and Robert Salonga, The Mercury News, June 26, 2021 Following steady public pressure from reform advocates, the San Jose Unified School District has joined other large districts in the city that moved to end the routine campus presence of San Jose police officers. On Thursday, the Board of Education rejected a related extension with the city of San Jose, effectively ending a long-standing partnership between one of the South Bay’s largest school districts and SJPD. “We...

Health Disparities Require Bolder Action on Medi-Cal Managed Care Contracts [chcf.org]

By Christopher Perrone, California Health Care Foundation, June 24, 2021 As we start to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, California faces a critical question: Can the state also overcome the long-standing racial health disparities that were so painfully revealed as Californians of color disproportionately fell ill and died of the virus over the last 15 months? To make any progress toward this goal, California must start with Medi-Cal. The program provides health coverage to 14 million...

CA attorney general hails Stockton violence prevention program as model to curb crime [ksbw.com]

By Kay Recede, KSBW8, June 25, 2021 California Attorney General Rob Bonta hailed the City of Stockton's gun violence prevention program as a model that will be used throughout the state. Operation Peacekeeper works with troubled youth by offering mentorship, resources and case management to curb gun violence. Kashon Andrews, 25, attended the program. "It's been a greater life for me, staying out of trouble," Andrews said. "It was a little rowdy, a little hectic, between just the family...

A local resident shares his homeless story [mariposagazette.com]

By Allen Laman, Mariposa Gazette, June 29, 2021 Aaron Covington had a pretty normal life. He drove a car. Earned a college degree. Rented a home. Worked as an electrical engineer. Even played Xbox. Last Thursday, wearing a pair of dusty jeans and with his life’s belongings in tow, the Mariposa County native wandered into a creekside homeless encampment near Pioneer Market. He hasn’t had a home for three years. And his new stomping grounds could be disbanded in the near future. In a Friday...

Silicon Valley Pain Index: Tech wealth grows as Black household income falls [mercurynews.com]er

By Jesse Bedyan, The Mercury News, June 23, 2021 Since 2020, the top 10 Silicon Valley moguls have more than doubled their net worth to $571 billion while the average per capita income among Latinx residents in the valley increased by 5.4% to $30,618, according to the second annual Silicon Valley Pain Index released Tuesday. At the same time, the average income of Black residents declined by 1 percent to $40,381. “We’ve created Kings,” said Scott Myers-Lipton, the report’s lead author, “and...

¿Se extenderá la moratoria de desalojos de California más allá del 30 de junio? [calmatters.org]

By Manuela Tobias, Cal Matters, June 21, 2021 Por tercera vez durante la pandemia, los legisladores de California han postergado una enorme e inminente pregunta hasta el último minuto: ¿protegerá el estado a los inquilinos del desalojo? Lo más probable es que la respuesta sea sí, pero por cuánto tiempo y en qué términos todavía está en el aire. Varios legisladores le dijeron a CalMatters que una decisión podría llegar tarde esta semana, solo unos días antes de que expiren las protecciones...

ACEs Aware in Action: June Newsletter [acesaware.org]

ACEs Aware in Action June 2021 State of CAre Toolkit We recently launched the ACEs Aware “ State of CAre” health care provider engagement campaign to expand the reach and impact of the ACEs Aware initiative beyond our dedicated group of supporters and “early adopters” of screening. During the month of July, please download our toolkit and post it to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn accounts. Draft captions can be customized to reflect your organization’s priorities or voice,...

Medi-Cal Managed Care & CalAIM: Upcoming Policy Updates [dhcs.ca.gov]

Join us on Tuesday, June 29th 2-3 PT for the Medi-Cal Managed Care & CalAIM: Upcoming Policy Updates webinar. The first of this two-part webinar series will provide an opportunity for community providers to learn about fundamental aspects of Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal managed care, and CalAIM. It will convey the vision, goals, and key components of CalAIM and ensure that providers have the baseline knowledge necessary to understand opportunities and expectations for participations in initiatives...

NIHCM Newsletter on Black Americans: What’s Next in Health Equity?

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Newsletter highlighted Black Americans and what's next for health equity: "Black Americans have faced an increased risk of being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19 compared to White Americans. This disproportionate burden placed a spotlight on the ongoing impact of systemic racism and long-standing inequities on the health of Black Americans. Multiple forms of economic discrimination mean that Black Americans are more likely to be...

Explore the Role of Culture in Healing with La Maida Project

La Maida Project is thrilled to share videos from our recent webinar series “Exploring the Role of Culture in Healing”. We had an great audience turn out and robust dialogue with our panel of guest speakers including Ken Epstein, PhD LCSW , leader in trauma-informed systems transformation, Anil Vadaparty , CEO of child-welfare agency McKinley, and Omid Naim, MD , integrative psychiatrist and founder of La Maida Project. In these webinars we discuss the role of leadership in trauma-informed...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Do it for yourself, and for your loved ones by Dr Elizabeth Duenas / Para si mismo, para sus seres quieridos [Latinx Physicans of California]

COVID-19 Vaccine Do it for yourself, and for your loved ones by Dr Elizabeth Duenas Dr. Elizabeth Dueñas shares her thoughts on COVID-19 and urges people to join herself and her family in getting vaccinated. COVID-19, La perspectiva de un medico Dra. Duenas, Para si mismo, para sus seres quieridos La Dra. Elizabeth Dueñas comparte sus pensamientos sobre COVID-19 e insta a las personas a que se unan a ella y a su familia para vacunarse.

LA County Supervisors vote 4-1 to close Men's Central Jail [dailynews.com]

By Elizabeth Marcellino, Los Angeles Daily News, June 22, 2021 The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday, June 22, to set up a team to implement the long-promised closure of Men’s Central Jail. Supervisor Hilda Solis said it was time to stop studying the issue and take action, co-authoring a motion finding that the decrepit downtown lockup must be demolished and that no replacement jail is needed. “We have long talked about why we need to close this jail. The jail has...

The Wisdom of Trauma: Gabor Maté, Peter Levine in conversation about how the body heals from trauma

What turns a terrible experience into a traumatic experience? Often, it’s that the subject is—and remains—alone with their pain. That was one of the many insights to emerge from conversations following an online premiere screening earlier this month of “The Wisdom of Trauma,” a documentary by filmmakers Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo. The film spotlights the work of Dr. Gabor Maté, physician, addiction medicine specialist and trauma expert. He is the author of four best-selling four books,...

Webinar: How to keep young people of color safe through Mobile Response [clasp.org]

June 23rd, 2-3 pm ET Register Here Join us for a 60-minute webinar on Youth Mobile Response Services - a 24-hour service that supports young people undergoing mental health and social crises. During this discussion, we will evaluate the role of law enforcement and mental health systems in the United States and their relationships to racial justice - recognizing that for over a century, these systems have caused more harm than good. Additionally, participants will learn how Youth Mobile...

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