FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Trisha Chakrabarti Program and Policy Manager Mandela MarketPlace, Inc. OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2015 – In an announcement yesterday morning from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Oakland’s Mandela MarketPlace, in partnership with Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital and Credibles.co, received $422,500 through the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program. [...]
As we observe Wound Care Awareness Week, it’s important to recognize that chronic wounds are a burden that touches 6.5 million people in the United States. Read more.
February is historically designated as American Heart Month. Read more.
Thursday was a great day for East Bay philanthropy, with an Oakland school district and two Alameda County health care entities nabbing a total of $22.2 million in grants. Read more.
When Rey Faustino’s family settled in the Bay Area a quarter-century ago, he was an immigrant child yearning to help his parents make ends meet. Read more.
Nine-month-old Xochil Gonzalez squirmed and fussed as medical assistant Hilda Romero Gomez daubed a yellowish white mixture onto her baby teeth. Read more.
It's been hard to miss hearing of the nationwide scourge of psychiatric patients languishing for long hours in medical emergency departments (EDs). Read more.
Shante Robinson met Jimmy Jordan in April on one of Robinson's many visits to Highland Hospital's emergency room. Read more.
New patients sometimes have had to wait months for a routine appointment at the Hayward Wellness Clinic, something that should change when the center moves Monday to a larger site at Southland Mall. Read more.
University of California researchers yesterday released initial results of a pilot project to launch a patient-centered medical home model of care for HIV/AIDS patients at a hospital and four community clinics in Alameda County. Read more.