When it comes to treating patients, Dr. Steven Chen knows that only prescribing drugs is not enough. Read more.
Originally published in FierceHealthcare. By Paige Minemyer January 13, 2017 Improving health equity and care access for underserved populations requires contributions from a variety of stakeholders both in and outside of the healthcare industry, and a new report has compiled several success stories that provide a blueprint for other areas to follow. The report, titled “Communities in Action: Pathways [...]
Originally published in California Health Care Foundation. By Xenia Shih Bion December 17, 2016 Despite the availability of new ways to treat millions of people trapped by addiction to opioids, the news has not been good. “The epidemic of deaths involving opioids continues to worsen,” said Tom Frieden, director of the US Centers [...]
Originally published on ABC7News.com. By Laura Anthony August 25, 2016 OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A new prenatal program at Oakland's Highland Hospital is already credited with reducing premature births by more than a third. The program is proving the value of shared experience, with moms to be at Oakland's Highland [...]
Originally published in Alameda Sun. February 25, 2016 Alameda Hospital has been a primary stroke center since 2011 and has saved the lives of many community members in their most critical time of need. Alameda Hospital is a member of the American Stroke Association’s Honor Roll, having achieved Gold Plus and Elite Award [...]
Originally published in SFGate. By Victoria Colliver May 2, 2014 Millions of low-income Californians on Thursday regained many of the dental services they lost five years ago during state budget cuts that virtually eliminated non-emergency dental benefits for adults. When the state's fiscal health improved, Gov. Jerry Brown last year agreed to resume funding Medi-Cal dental benefits, [...]
Originally published in SFGate. By Stephanie M. Lee October 21, 2013 Getting blood drawn should have been an easy part of Selesi Alatini's checkup. But on this day, the nurses at Havenscourt Health Center in East Oakland were struggling to find a vein in her arm. "I don't really see anything that I'm comfortable about," Karen [...]
Originally published in SFGate. By Kristen V. Brown August 27, 2013 500,000 uninsured get coverage before law takes effect For years after Rachelle Hammond was diagnosed with COPD - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - her routine treatment strategy was a visit to the emergency room. Hammond, 54, was uninsured and could not afford the necessary [...]