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Governor Signs Limón Bill Giving Healthcare Providers Full Information in Mental Health Emergencies

Governor Signs Limón Bill Giving Healthcare Providers Full Information in Mental Health Emergencies

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 1119, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that emergency healthcare providers have full medical records, has been signed by the Governor. With this new law, emergency healthcare providers will have access to full medical records in case of a mental health crises or situation where a patient is unable...
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Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fund the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program

Gold Coast Health Plan Helps Fund the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program

Medi-Cal Plan Awards $50,000 to Local Health Care Agency   CAMARILLO — Gold Coast Health Plan has awarded $50,000 to the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s Fall Prevention Program through its Community Health Investments initiative. The award supports supervisor John C. Zaragoza and the county Board of Supervisors’ proclamation of September 22 to 28 as...
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Through Oct. 21 — Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Men a Welcoming Place to Gain the Strength and Courage to Express Grief

Through Oct. 21 — Hospice of Santa Barbara Offers Men a Welcoming Place to Gain the Strength and Courage to Express Grief

SANTA BARBARA — Coping with the death of a spouse, family member or close friend is difficult but even more challenging is processing through your grief while feeling like you have to deal with it in the stereotypical way men do – often by “toughening up” and not showing emotion. No one should ever...
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Heroes in our Community Celebrated at Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara Luncheon at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino

Heroes in our Community Celebrated at Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara Luncheon at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino

SANTA BARBARA — Hospice of Santa Barbara is proud and privileged to celebrate the 2017 Heroes of Hospice of Santa Barbara “Jewels by the Sea” at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Coral Casino. This year, the organization will honor the Flower Empower program of the Dream Foundation; Ridley-Tree Cancer Center; and Charles Zimmer—longtime past executive...
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‘Round Up’ Your Purchases through Sept. 10 to Support Hospice of Santa Barbara

‘Round Up’ Your Purchases through Sept. 10 to Support Hospice of Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — Whether your latest renovation project involves giving your living space new flooring, plumbing facilities or just a simple paint job, your home improvement purchases can help benefit significant programs in your community. Through Sept. 10, shoppers can round up their purchases at the Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center to support Hospice...
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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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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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