Health Matters

People are Valuable

Nov 17,2022

I have found myself spending a fair amount of time recently trying to decide what to write about in this column. I have been doing this for a long time. And then today, an idea emerged.

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Governor Newsom to End the COVID-19 State of Emergency

Oct 20,2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday, Oct. 17, that the COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on Feb. 28, 2023, charting the path to phasing out one of the most effective and necessary tools that California has used to combat COVID-19.

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Being Optimistic

Oct 20,2022

The past couple of years have been a challenge emotionally and practically. Our whole lifestyle changed. We were threatened by a disease, businesses were forced to close, children were educated virtually, and many people began to work from home. There was Ukraine, Roe vs.

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What is Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda?

Oct 13,2022

Formed in 2018, CASA (Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda), is a community-wide coalition dedicated to raising awareness, mobilizing community action, and facilitating the implementation of programs to achieve the goal of the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (to reduce Alameda’s carbon e

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Determining Sexual Orientation

Sep 18,2022

Young people are learning much more terminology than I learned growing up. They get information from sex education in school, social media, parents, friends, books and the internet.

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Back-to-School Health Toolkit

Aug 18,2022

The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (ACHCSA) recognizes the importance of connecting families and school staff with resources to ensure schoolchildren start the school year on a positive note. From masking, COVID-19 vaccinations, immunizations, nutrition, and everything in between.

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The Work Environment

Jul 21,2022

During the pandemic, millions of people quit their jobs. During times of reflection, many decided to act on their dissatisfaction with work. Many felt underpaid. Many did not have the benefits they needed. Many did not like the work they were doing. Many felt underemployed.

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