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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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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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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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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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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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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 June 18 — Clinicas to hold Week-long Celebration of National Men’s Health Week 2017

Through June 18 — Clinicas to hold Week-long Celebration of National Men’s Health Week 2017

VENTURA COUNTY — National Men’s Health Week (NMHW) is part of a national campaign which begins June 12th and ends on Father’s day, June 18th, 2017, with the goal of raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men. Men’s Health Week is built on the pillars of Awareness–Prevention–Education–Family, with the...
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Limón Bill Gives Healthcare Providers Full Information in Emergencies

Limón Bill Gives Healthcare Providers Full Information in Emergencies

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 1119, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) ensures that emergency healthcare providers have full medical records so that they can make well-informed healthcare decisions when treating patients with mental illnesses. The measure passed unanimously out of the Assembly Health Committee on May 9. Emergency medicine providers treating patients with mental illnesses...
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Santa Barbara City College’s vocational nursing program named #5 best LVN program in California by PracticalNursing.org

Santa Barbara City College’s vocational nursing program named #5 best LVN program in California by PracticalNursing.org

Practicalnursing.org evaluated California’s 129 state-approved LVN schools, which includes community colleges, technical centers, private career training schools and vocational schools. The website’s team analyzed overall pass rates of the NCLEX-PN, the exam used by state boards that tests proficiency and knowledge for licensing nurses, and ranked the top 50 schools. SBCC has the fifth highest...
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Assemblymember Limón committed to protecting healthcare

Assemblymember Limón committed to protecting healthcare

By Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) Recent actions taken at the federal level around health care would have serious consequences for California. The new law could strip health care coverage from as many as 24 million Americans—4.6 million of which are here in California. “As some who has worked closely with families in our community,...
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June 20 — Death and Cupcakes

June 20 — Death and Cupcakes

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara welcomes you to join a discussion about death and the celebration of life in a comfortable and welcoming setting. This gathering is a group-directed discussion of end-of-life issues; not a support group or an education seminar. The aim is to talk openly about death, enhance life, and...
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May 19 — Learn at Lunch: Extraordinary End of Life Experiences – A Thoughtful Examination

May 19 — Learn at Lunch: Extraordinary End of Life Experiences – A Thoughtful Examination

SANTA BARBARA — Come hear William Peters, M.Ed, MFT, founder of the Shared Crossing Project (SCP) speak on the beauty and awe that end of life experiences can bring. Most of those who work in end of life have heard of or have been present for extraordinary end of life experiences (ELEs). But the...
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American Heart Association Hosts and Evening of “Pinot and Purses” to Raise Funds to Fight Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

American Heart Association Hosts and Evening of “Pinot and Purses” to Raise Funds to Fight Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

SANTA BARBARA – Pinot and purses – two of a girl’s best friends were combined for a fun, filled philanthropic evening benefitting the American Heart Association’s fight to end heart disease in woman. “Pinot and Purses” took place on April 4, 2017 at Salon U in Santa Barbara. A silent auction featured an array of...
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