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California May Consider 'Historical Injustice' When Allocating Coronavirus Vaccine (npr.org)

California health officials have made clear they want equity and transparency to be among the main priorities in deciding how to allocate the first scarce supplies of a vaccine. For example, in divvying up the first doses for health care workers, the state is prioritizing hospitals located in low-income areas before those in wealthy areas. "We will be very aggressive in making sure that those with means, those with influence, are not crowding out those that are most deserving of the...

State to allow visitors inside nursing homes in most California counties (calmatters.org)

Families desperate to visit loved ones in California nursing homes finally may see some relief after state health officials recently released updated guidelines allowing indoor visits in 46 counties, with some caveats. Indoor visits will now be allowed at nursing homes in the 46 counties currently in California’s red, orange and yellow tiers, which have lower levels of virus transmission than the remaining 12 “purple” counties . Visitors must be screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms, wear...

ACEs & Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care in COVID-19 [ucsfbenioffchildrens.org]

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Portal & Center for Child & Community Health Register now and be eligible for 5 hours of AMA Category 1 CME credit and ABP MOC Part 2 credit. Saturday, October 10, 2020 8am - 3:30 pm Recognizing & Addressing Childhood Trauma - Dayna Long MD Trauma-Informed Care Principles in COVID-19 - Saun-Toy Trotter MFT & Ken Epstein LCSW, PhD Patient Perspective - Jen Leland MFT & Joan Jeung MD Early Adopters Discuss...

COVID-19 Sparks a Rebirth of the Local Farm Movement (yesmagazine.org)

Waters was worried about the vulnerable situation her workers and producers were finding themselves in. She rushed to establish a subscription CSA, which stands for community supported agriculture, offering weekly food boxes that could be picked up at the shuttered restaurant, filled with goodies from her regular producers like Cannard. This CSA model, where buyers invest in a farm’s annual production upfront in exchange for a regular share of the harvest, is built on long-term relationships...

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts (CDPH Office of Public Affairs)

Date: May 19, 2020 Number: NR20-093 Contact: CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov Please click here to read the full press release. SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 81,795 confirmed cases and 3,334 deaths. Testing in California As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, the California Department of Public Health is working to expand access to COVID-19 testing . Testing should be used for...

DHCS is providing an update of significant developments this week related to DHCS programs, including guidance related to the COVID-19 emergency (DHCS)

Dear Stakeholders, The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is providing this update of significant developments this week related to DHCS programs, including guidance related to the COVID-19 emergency. DHCS’ May Revision highlights have been posted to the DHCS website . On May 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved California’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) 20-0024 , r etroactive to March 1, 2020. These Disaster Relief SPA modifications include: Expanding...

The Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

The Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project is a one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance for undocumented adult immigrants impacted by COVID-19. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household. How do I apply for the DRAI Program? Starting May 18th, if you are eligible to apply for this assistance, you may seek assistance with the nonprofit organization(s) assigned to your county of...

New Tipping Point Research Presents Snapshot of Poverty Before COVID-19 Hit

NEW STUDY REVEALS STARK PICTURE OF BAY AREA POVERTY LEADING UP TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC COVID-19 has shed light on the economic fragility for millions of people in the Bay Area. And yet, what we didn’t know was exactly how fragile things were before the pandemic even hit—until now. Today, we are releasing Taking Count , a new study on poverty in our region, developed in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley. Our goal was to gain a better understanding of how many people are...

More California counties get OK to start reopening economies (sfchronicle.com)

SACRAMENTO — Seventeen counties have received the go-ahead from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration to reopen their local economies more quickly than the state as a whole. The counties largely encompass rural areas in Northern California and the Sierra, with the exception of San Benito County south of the Bay Area. All met state-set benchmarks in containing the coronavirus pandemic to qualify for early reopening. Gov. Gavin Newsom said last week that some counties would be allowed to reopen...

CFRC in partnership with OCAP to provide $3M in emergency relief funds to local FRCs

The California Family Resource Association (CFRA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the state Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) to provide $3M in emergency relief funds for Family Resource Centers (FRCs) to respond to COVID-19. The purpose of the fund is to support FRCs to provide emergency services and supplies to children and families most at need and as soon as possible. CFRA heard from many of you that the gap in prevention services and supports for families prior to...

 
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