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November 2020

New nonprofit breast milk bank launches in San Diego (

San Diego — Every year, about 260 of the tiniest premature babies in California hospitals develop an often-fatal bowel disease known as necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC. Nobody knows what causes NEC, but a common factor in many cases is the use of formula to feed these very low-birth-weight babies because the mother’s breast milk is not available. Replacing that formula with pasteurized breast milk in every California hospital newborn intensive care unit could be a positive step in reducing...

California Today: A Conversation With Todd Gloria, San Diego’s Mayor-Elect (

San Diego is California’s second biggest city. Its population of roughly 1.4 million also makes it the nation’s eighth biggest city , just after San Antonio and before Dallas. It often feels like a smaller town, though — especially in its local politics. As the Voice of San Diego reported recently, its mayor-elect, Todd Gloria, currently a state assemblyman, aims to change that. Mr. Gloria will be the city’s first mayor of color and first openly gay mayor. He may also be the most powerful...

ACEs Aware Provider Training

This training series for primary care, acute care, and behavioral health providers focuses on “Advancing Trauma-Informed Communities” and improving knowledge and capacity for utilizing community resources in the referral process. The goals of these trainings are to: a) increase provider insight into ACEs prevalence, b) develop screening capacity, c) explore tools to assess your local communities who experience ACEs, and d) identify strategies to facilitate a warm handoff by utilizing...

Public Statement from Leon L. Williams San Diego County Human Relations Commission

**Sending on behalf of Dr. Jennifer Tuteur, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Medical Care Services Division, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency** On October 22, 2020, the Leon L. Williams San Diego County Human Relations Commission met to discuss the election climate. The Commission released the following statement: The Leon L. Williams San Diego County Human Relations Commission promotes positive relations, respect, and the integrity of every individual regardless of gender,...

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