9 Bay Area Pride Month facts you’ve never heard before

The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder.  Year that Charley Parkhurst, a fearless stagecoach driver who shepherded gold between Oakland and San Jose on his six-horse stagecoach during the [...]

In the news: AHS physicians offer free health screenings to Oakland’s oldest Black motorcycle club

Kim Cloud thought he was going in for a quick routine checkup a few years ago. Instead, they found prostate cancer. "I'm cancer-free because I caught it in time," said Cloud, who is vice president of the East Bay Dragons, the West Coast's oldest Black motorcycle club. It's just one of many reasons Cloud [...]

KCBS Radio highlights the Lullaby Project at AHS, where new parents sing original songs to their babies

Alameda Health System (AHS) was on KCBS Radio this week for a program that integrates group singing and lullabies into perinatal care. AHS partnered with Carnegie Hall and Noe Music to offer the Lullaby Project to perinatal patients enrolled in its Centering Pregnancy program. The Lullaby Project pairs professional musicians with expecting families. Together, they compose and sing personalized [...]

KTVU features AHS’s group singing program for perinatal patients

Alameda Health System (AHS) was featured on KTVU Channel 2 last week for a program that integrates group singing and lullabies into perinatal care. AHS partnered with Carnegie Hall and Noe Music to offer the Lullaby Project to perinatal patients enrolled in its Centering Pregnancy program. The Lullaby Project pairs professional musicians with expecting families. Together, they compose and [...]

Alameda Health System adds group singing and lullaby composition to perinatal care 

Carnegie Hall, Noe Music and Alameda Health System collaborate to offer the Lullaby Project to patients   OAKLAND, Calif., May 1, 2024 – Some of Alameda Health System’s newest parents will have original songs to sing to their babies this Mother’s Day: lullabies they wrote themselves.  Alameda Health System has partnered with Carnegie Hall and [...]

AHS adds group singing and lullaby composition to perinatal care

Alameda Health System has partnered with Carnegie Hall and Noe Music to offer the Lullaby Project to perinatal patients enrolled in its Centering Pregnancy program. The Lullaby Project pairs professional musicians with expecting families. Together, they compose and sing personalized lullabies in English and Spanish for their babies.  “It’s amazing when you can experience [...]

This is where Alameda County ranks on a list of human trafficking hot spots

The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, outrage, and wonder.  Percent of the world's poorest one billion people who are women: 70  Percent of human trafficking victims worldwide who are women and [...]

Rare birthdays: Meet a few of Alameda Health System’s leap year babies

The babies born at Alameda Health System's Family Birthing Center on Feb. 29 have rare birthdays that will only come around every four years. Luz Sanchez gave birth to her baby girl, Dayami, at 6:27 a.m. “This is the day I did not want to give birth," Sanchez said. "She’s not going to have a [...]

Highland dermatologist changing status quo on skin diseases in Black patients

Research shows skin diseases are often overlooked in Black patients because they look different on skin of color than they do on white skin. The impact can be deadly. Alameda Health System Dermatology Chief Dr. Leon Clark is working to change that. He spoke to KTVU about his commitment to treating health disparities in Black [...]

Why is skin disease often misdiagnosed and untreated in Black patients?

Alameda Health System Dermatology Chief Dr. Leon Clark on tackling health disparities, rebuilding patient trust, and caring for black and brown skin Dr. Leon Clark was perplexed when a patient walked into his dermatology clinic with large blisters on his skin. It wasn’t the diagnosis that stumped him – he immediately identified the rash as [...]