3 strategies that are improving Black obstetric outcomes

Originally published on Modern Healthcare. Amid worsening health outcomes for Black obstetric patients, some hospitals are improving maternal care by offering midwifery support, remote monitoring of patients' vitals and educational resources. Compared with white patients, Black obstetric patients are at disproportionate risk of life-threatening conditions, like preeclampsia and postpartum hemorrhage, as well as pregnancy-related complications like preterm [...]

2024-02-29T18:10:50+00:00

David Saÿen named president of the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees

Saÿen, the former regional administrator at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has deep leadership expertise in the health care field and beyond OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 16, 2024 -- Alameda Health System (AHS) announced on Wednesday, Jan. 10 that David Saÿen has been named president of the AHS Board of Trustees. The board is charged with [...]

2024-01-22T18:13:11+00:00

NPR Produces a Three-Part Series Exploring Beloved Birth Black Centering

A new three-part series from National Public Radio (NPR) explores how Beloved Birth Black Centering is empowering Black women to redefine perinatal care and implementing evidence-based strategies to eliminate racism-based disparities in Black birth experiences. Part one features Beloved Birth Black Centering Program Director Jyesha Wren, who shares data about the program’s success and why [...]

2024-01-08T23:47:49+00:00

Black Maternal Health is a Family Legacy

Beloved Birth Black Centering's unique, Black-centered approach to eliminating racism-based disparities in Black birth experiences was novel when it began in 2020. The program, which is delivered by Alameda Health System (AHS), the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), and the Beloved Birth Collective, provides group perinatal care by, for, and with Black people — [...]

2024-01-08T22:37:09+00:00

James Jackson: Gun violence is a growing public health crisis

AHS CEO James Jackson is among a growing chorus of health experts who describe gun violence as a public health crisis. In a KFF interview published on CNN, he discusses the disproportionate impact of violence on some Alameda County communities. Plus, AHS HealthPath intern Javier Velasquez Lopez shares why a school shooting made him want [...]

2023-11-27T22:45:42+00:00

AHS CEO James Jackson Speaks to KTVU About Rising Gun Violence

AHS CEO James Jackson spoke with KTVU Thursday night about the growing gun violence crisis, which has significantly worsened since 2020. The interview comes after a bloody July 4 weekend that saw numerous mass shootings around the nation, including one locally in Hayward, Calif. On July 5, a group of U.S. lawmakers sent a letter [...]

2023-07-13T23:31:50+00:00

Morning Edition (NPR) Features The AHS COVID-19 Memory Archive

Alameda Health System CEO James Jackson spoke to Morning Edition (NPR/KQED) about The AHS COVID-19 Memory Archive. Listen to the clip to learn more about this archive of short oral history interviews, memories, and materials that reflect AHS’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, as described by the frontline workers, physicians, nurses, administrators, telephone operators, chaplains, [...]

2023-05-25T21:39:52+00:00

Top health official hopes to take local ‘food for medicine’ program nationwide.

Originally published on CBS News. OAKLAND - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra was at Wilma Chan Highland Hospital in Oakland on Friday morning to hear how Alameda County has been at treating, preventing and reversing disease by prescribing more vegetables, altering patients behavior and training providers. Federal officials now want to [...]

2023-02-28T02:06:53+00:00

‘We should not accept this’: Highland hospital leaders demand action to curb gun violence.

Highland Hospital saw about twice as many gunshot wounds in 2022 and 2021 than it did the previous two years. AHS CEO James Jackson and Chief of Trauma Dr. Timothy Browder were on KTVU Fox 2 to sound the alarm. “This level of violence is new, and I won’t accept it as a new norm,” [...]

2022-10-04T18:39:56+00:00