Alameda Health System Partner Mandela MarketPlace Receives Major Grant from USDA

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, received $422,500 through the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant [...]

2018-06-12T22:54:27+00:00 April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Archive|

Letters to the Editor: Chronic wound awareness important

Originally published in The Alamedan. By Donato J. Stinghen March 26, 2015 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. Chronic wounds are wounds that do not heal in a timely manner and risk infection [...]

2018-06-12T22:09:42+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Categories: Archive|

Letters to the Editor: February is American Heart Month

Originally published in The Alamedan. By Stephen Raskin February 12, 2015 February is historically designated as American Heart Month. More than just a time to “wear red,” many health professionals consider this an opportunity to promote cardiovascular wellness and encourage patients to learn more about the risks for heart disease and stroke. With [...]

2018-06-12T21:46:50+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Categories: Archive|

East Bay schools, health system nab $22.2 million in grants

Originally published in San Fransisco Business Times. By Chris Rauber January 22, 2015 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. The Oakland Unified School District and the Alameda Health Care Services [...]

2018-06-12T20:40:40+00:00 January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Archive|

Nonprofit website connects low-income people with social services

Originally published in The Mercury News. By Chris De Benedetti November 7, 2014 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. Years later, Faustino has given other families what he wanted for his own — easy-to-use [...]

2018-06-12T17:56:02+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Categories: Archive|

Bay Area pediatricians focus on oral health

Originally published in OaklandNorth. By Mara Van Ells November 6, 2014 Nine-month-old Xochil Gonzalez squirmed and fussed as medical assistant Hilda Romero Gomez daubed a yellowish white mixture onto her baby teeth. “Swipe and swipe,” Romero Gomez said as she quickly painted the fluoride varnish onto Xochil’s bottom two teeth with a miniscule [...]

2018-06-12T17:37:12+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Categories: Archive|

New Strategies to Reduce Psychiatric Patient Boarding in ERs

Originally published in PsychiatryAdvisor. By Scott Zeller, MD October 06, 2014 It's been hard to miss hearing of the nationwide scourge of psychiatric patients languishing for long hours in medical emergency departments (EDs). Known as “boarding,” it is an unfortunate situation that reportedly arises over 90% of EDs on a regular basis. Individuals [...]

2018-06-12T17:11:42+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Categories: Archive|

Alameda County pairs chronic patients, young health coaches

Originally published in SFGate. By Victoria Colliver August 27, 2014 Shante Robinson met Jimmy Jordan in April on one of Robinson's many visits to Highland Hospital's emergency room. Robinson has been struggling to manage his diabetes and control his debilitating gout, and the pain and symptoms of those diseases have taken the 52-year-old patient to the Oakland hospital more times than [...]

2018-06-12T15:52:30+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Categories: Archive|

Hayward Wellness Clinic moving to Southland Mall

Originally published in Mercury News. By Rebecca Parr August 15, 2014 HAYWARD — 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. “We’re so popular, we didn’t have enough [...]

2018-06-11T23:21:27+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Categories: Archive|

Pilot Program at Oakland Hospital Cuts HIV/AIDS Readmissions Almost in Half

Originally published in California Healthline. By David Gorn May 13, 2014 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. The early results were pretty striking, according to [...]

2018-06-11T23:05:11+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Categories: Archive|