Health Matters

Dennis Evanosky - Alameda Fire Department Chief Mike D’Orazi reported to the City Council recently about his department’s Basic Life Support program, which provides non-emergency ambulance service.

Council Extends Ambulance Service for Non-Emergencies

Jun 26,2014

At its June 17 meeting, the City Council gave a unanimous thumbs up to extending Alameda Fire Department’s (AFD) Basic Life Support program. The service involves transporting patients by ambulance on non-emergency calls like doctors’ and dialysis appointments.

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Health Board Seeks New Member

Jun 19,2014

The city of Alameda Health Care District is seeking to fill a vacant board member position left by former member Jordan Battani last month. Battani notified the board she would be stepping down from her position on May 9, but her resignation was finalized on May 23.

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Food Bank Receives Generous Gift

Apr 24,2014

The Alameda Food Bank recently received a check for $400 from the Harbor Bay Intercultural Committee. The committee raised the funds through the Spring Festival they organize each year celebrating the Lunar New Year at Harbor Bay Landing. 

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Immunization Opt-Outs Grow

Apr 17,2014

A dramatic jump in measles cases in California has prompted readers to ask what Alameda Unified School District’s (AUSD) vaccination requirements are and how many families are opting out. State law requires children to be vaccinated against a list of diseases before entering school, but parents can obtain waivers if vaccinating their children would violate their personal beliefs.

 

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