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    By Dianne Anderson Issues of mental health and transformative justice connected community and professionals recently around staying engaged, and keeping calm despite life’s innumerable stressors. With her three decades serving in areas of Black health, Ernesta Wright said their last virtual town hall is one of several collaborative efforts looking at how to restore balance ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Munch a brunch with virtual Lunch and Learn chats this month where experts will share their strategies on how to deal with discrimination in healthcare, advocate for self-help, and help for family and friends. Upcoming forums will cover steps the community can take when medical professionals either don’t care, don’t listen, or ...
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    Medical, Cultural By Dianne Anderson Doctors and medical practitioners of every category could learn a thing or two beyond their textbooks, starting with how to listen to their Black patients. Somehow, their pain gets lost in translation. Alicia Coulter sees part of the problem of why Black patients die disproportionately more in nearly top health ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Long before race bias in health systems was trending, Ernesta Wright was pushing advocacy, trying to debunk some of the myths that keep the community from getting the healthcare they need. Then and now, her concern was to bring the facts to the community for informed decision-making, and learn the best options ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For Blacks in Long Beach, diabetes runs close to twice the rate of all other groups for hospitalizations, but statewide, the death rate also soars, impacting at over 2.5 times that of whites. For the California Black Health Network, turning around the harrowing statistics means more access to local resources and testing ...
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    Covered California’s new special-enrollment period is underway to allow millions of Californians to benefit from lower monthly health care costs available through the American Rescue Plan. This new special enrollment period runs through Dec. 31, and consumers who enroll by April 30 will see lower premiums for their health coverage beginning on May 1. The ...
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    By Julianne Malveaux While Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  provide a safety net, access to dental care is a big issue, especially for children of color.  According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, “tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States, five times as prevalent as asthma, ...