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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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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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May 13 — Let’s Have a Ball at the 17th Annual Santa Barbara Heart Ball at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club

May 13 — Let’s Have a Ball at the 17th Annual Santa Barbara Heart Ball at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club

Winners to be Recognized from Student Art Contest Hosted by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation SANTA BARBARA — The 17th annual Santa Barbara Heart Ball – a fundraiser supporting the American Heart Association – is set for Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Santa Barbara Heart Ball will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with...
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May 16 — Death and Cupcakes

May 16 — 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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Sunrise Rotary Supports Bright Smiles for the Sixth Consecutive Year at Eastside Family Dental Clinic

Sunrise Rotary Supports Bright Smiles for the Sixth Consecutive Year at Eastside Family Dental Clinic

SANTA BARBARA — The skies cleared on Friday, February 24th for the Free Dental Day at Eastside Family Dental Clinic. The event has been sponsored by Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise since 2012 and has provided hundreds with dental procedures they could not otherwise afford. Patients receive exams, cleanings and x-rays prior to the...
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FOOD Share Selected to Serve Special Population of Seniors in Ventura County

FOOD Share Selected to Serve Special Population of Seniors in Ventura County

VENTURA COUNTY — FOOD Share of Ventura County is one of just four California food banks recently selected in a competitive bid process to administer a USDA-funded Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for seniors 60 years of age and older. FOOD Share anticipates enrolling a monthly caseload of 3,500 seniors in the CSFP program...
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Hundreds Visit Community Health Fair at Franklin Neighborhood Center

Hundreds Visit Community Health Fair at Franklin Neighborhood Center

SANTA BARBARA – Hundreds of community members and families came through a free Community Health Fair sponsored by The Health Access and Care Coordination Project on Saturday, Feb. 25 to take part in a variety of services, from screenings to group fitness classes. Co-hosted by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara...
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Ventura County Board of Supervisors Presents Laguna Farms With Health Champion Award

Ventura County Board of Supervisors Presents Laguna Farms With Health Champion Award

Local Farming Company Recognized for Workplace Wellness  OXNARD — Laguna Farms, berry grower in Ventura County and affiliate of Reiter Affiliated Companies, will receive the ‘Health Champion’ award on March 7, 2017 at the Board of Supervisors meeting for their commitment to workplace wellness. Annually, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors presents awards to six...
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