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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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Sept. 14 — Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics and Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara to hold ribbon cutting for The Integrated Care Clinic

Sept. 14 — Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics and Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara to hold ribbon cutting for The Integrated Care Clinic

SANTA BARBARA —  Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics  and Sanctuary Centers, of Santa Barbara invite you to tour, the Integrated Care Clinic, the first and only collaborative clinic in Santa Barbara to co-locate medical, dental and mental health services. This project is a new, one-of-a-kind partnership between Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics and Sanctuary Centers of Santa...
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Sept. 16 — 2017 San Luis Obispo Heart & Stroke Walk

Sept. 16 — 2017 San Luis Obispo Heart & Stroke Walk

Walk encourages healthy habits while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 600 people from San Luis Obispo and nearby cities are expected to participate in the 2017 San Luis Obispo Heart & Stroke Walk on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Avila Beach Promenade & Bob Jones Trail. Festivities,...
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Sept. 22 — United Way to Host State Dental Director at Meeting

Sept. 22 — United Way to Host State Dental Director at Meeting

Dr. Kumar to discuss plan for Prop 56 (Tobacco Tax) funding in Ventura County at meeting CAMARILLO — The State Dental Director, Dr. Jayanth Kumar, will address United Way’s Building Healthy Smiles Collaborative on Friday, September, 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the United Way of Ventura County, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd....
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Sept. 23 — The 2017 Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk

Sept. 23 — The 2017 Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk

Walk encourages healthy habits while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke SANTA BARBARA — More than 500 people from Santa Barbara and nearby cities are expected to participate in the 2017 Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Boulevard in Santa Barbara....
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Oct. 4 — Senior Expo of Santa Barbara Not Just for Seniors

Oct. 4 — Senior Expo of Santa Barbara Not Just for Seniors

29TH ANNUAL SENIOR EXPO TO DRAW 1,000 SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS Free Health Screenings, Raffle & Door Prizes, 120 Exhibits SANTA BARBARA — Seniors and caregivers looking for one central place to get information about products and services pertaining to their needs will find it all in our area’s largest active aging fair, Senior Expo of Santa...
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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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