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Bilingual report — Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. celebrates National Health Center Week 2017 (Through Aug. 19) throughout Ventura County

Bilingual report — Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. celebrates National Health Center Week 2017 (Through Aug. 19) throughout Ventura County

VENTURA COUNTY — August 13-19th, Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. will host events throughout all 13 of its health centers, in honor of National Health Center Week (NHCW)! These events will be part of a national campaign, with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers over the course...
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Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Celebrate National Health Center Week with a Children’s Oral Health Fair at Goleta Neighborhood Dental Clinic on Aug.19

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Celebrate National Health Center Week with a Children’s Oral Health Fair at Goleta Neighborhood Dental Clinic on Aug.19

National Campaign Celebrates the Key to Healthier Communities  SATURDAY — On Saturday, August 19th, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) will hold a Children’s Oral Health Fair, where dentists will provide free visual exams and fluoride varnish applications. The fair will take place at Goleta Neighborhood Dental Clinic, located at 164 Kinman Avenue in Goleta,...
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Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Celebrates National Health Center Week with Free Health Screenings and Vaccinations

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Celebrates National Health Center Week with Free Health Screenings and Vaccinations

National Campaign Celebrates the Key to Healthier Communities  SANTA BARBARA — On Monday, August 14th Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) will hold a “Pop Up” Clinic where William Sansum Diabetes Center will provide free blood pressure and hemoglobin A1c screenings. The screenings will take place today at the Faulding Hotel, located at 15 East...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

Gold Coast Health Plan Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

Veteran Health Care Professional Selected for Medi-Cal Plan’s CMO Role CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) today announced that Dr. Nancy Wharfield has assumed the role of chief medical officer (CMO) effective immediately. Wharfield had previously served as the Plan’s associate chief medical officer and replaces Dr. C. Albert Reeves, who retired in July. “Dr....
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Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Help Veterans and Protect Public Safety

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Help Veterans and Protect Public Safety

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that clarifies that military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders associated with their service in the military are eligible for pretrial diversion programs for misdemeanor DUIs, thus ensuring that these veterans get the help they need...
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Pre-Registration Opens for NAMI Southern Santa Barbara County’s Family-to-Family Education Program

Pre-Registration Opens for NAMI Southern Santa Barbara County’s Family-to-Family Education Program

SANTA BARBARA — As vacations wind down and back-to-school approaches, the new season around the corner marks a time of change and new beginnings. While Santa Barbara County residents are accustomed to seeing the leaves fall a little later in the autumn season, for a number of people, September may also signify the opportunity to...
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CenCal Health Welcomes Nicole Bennett as Community Outreach Coordinator

CenCal Health Welcomes Nicole Bennett as Community Outreach Coordinator

SANTA BARBARA / SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES — CenCal Health is pleased to announce Nicole Bennett as its new Community Outreach Coordinator, covering both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Bennett will be based in the San Luis Obispo CenCal Health office. She is a San Luis Obispo County native and has extensive experience...
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RISE Launches Public Awareness Campaign

RISE Launches Public Awareness Campaign

New resources help make the connection between health and relationships SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — RISE is proud to announce the launch of its latest public awareness campaign focused on the relationship between health and experiences of sexual assault/abuse and intimate partner violence. “Traditionally at RISE, we focus on the mental and emotional health of our...
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Aug. 17 — FREE Children’s Dental Day

Aug. 17 — FREE Children’s Dental Day

CENTRAL COAST — Dr. Steven Johnson is hosting the eighth annual FREE kids dental day, Little Hearts, Big Smiles, Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 1:00 to 5:00pm. Johnson Family Dental in Solvang, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Camarillo will offer free dental care to children in need during their Little Hearts, Big Smiles event. During...
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Gold Coast Health Plan to Invest $1.5 Million in Ventura County Programs

Gold Coast Health Plan to Invest $1.5 Million in Ventura County Programs

Medi-Cal Plan to Fund 16 Programs that Focus on Access to Health Care, Food and Housing CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) is awarding $1.5 million in grants to organizations throughout Ventura County for programs that focus on access to health care, food and housing. The grants are being awarded through GCHP’s Community Health...
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Jackson Bill To Create “California Trust Women” License Plate Passes Assembly Transportation Committee

Jackson Bill To Create “California Trust Women” License Plate Passes Assembly Transportation Committee

SACRAMENTO – As the White House and Republican Congress continue to threaten federal funding for family planning services in their latest healthcare proposal, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to create a specialized pro-choice license plate with proceeds benefiting reproductive healthcare in California has passed the Assembly Transportation Committee. The vote was...
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State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s Bill to Ensure Healthy After School Program for Kids Advances

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s Bill to Ensure Healthy After School Program for Kids Advances

SB 55 seeks to build on an existing program created by Jackson legislation to prevent childhood obesity SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to extend a program that encourages healthy eating and exercise in California’s after school programs passed out of the Assembly Education Committee on a bipartisan vote and now heads...
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Bilingual report: Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to host ‘Festival del Sol’ free health fair for seniors on July 22

Bilingual report: Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. to host ‘Festival del Sol’ free health fair for seniors on July 22

VENTURA COUNTY — Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. will host “Festival del Sol,” a FREE Health Fair for Seniors on Saturday, July 22th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their El Rio Health Center, located at 221 Ventura Blvd. Suite 126 Oxnard, CA 93036. During the festival Clinicas will offer a variety of FREE...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Partners with Camarillo Health Care District

Gold Coast Health Plan Partners with Camarillo Health Care District

CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan (GCHP) and the Camarillo Health Care District (CHCD) on June 14 announced the signing of a one-year contract to launch a pilot program geared at strengthening the commitment of both organizations to provide quality health care. “This pilot is part of Gold Coast Health Plan’s community strategy to ensure our...
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Through July 26 — SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Foam Rolling Workshop

Through July 26 — SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning Foam Rolling Workshop

SANTA BARBARA — A competitive bodybuilder championship winner and certified fitness trainer, CLL teacher Mikki Reilly will guide you through a regimen of foam rolling and stretching and help you target body areas in need of deep tissue release. Muscle tightness is among the most common reasons many of us fail to reach fitness...
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