Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Tag: Medicine

Oakland group launches non-police mental health hotline

On Friday, the Anti-Police Terror Project launched MH First Oakland, a hotline staffed by 12 volunteers with backgrounds in social work, peer counseling, and medicine -- including peer counselors,...

Latina and Filipina-founded health center offers free wellness classes

It’s no secret that COVID has been rough on our health, even when we don't catch the virus itself. About a third of US residents are dealing with severe...

Special Report: HIV, COVID, and the Latinx community

A deadly virus enters the United States and disproportionately hits Black and Brown communities, while the White House fails to respond quickly to the needs of these populations. The description...

A display of belonging and hope in Chinatown (and on Instagram)

For the last few years, the Chinese Culture Center (CCC), has been working to democratize how art is experienced, says curator Hoi Leung. The Center opened a gallery in...

Why is it so hard to get disabled seniors into hotel rooms?

The problems with the Breed Administration’s approach to homelessness and the COVID crisis go beyond the obvious issues of hotel rooms and street encampments.They go to the issues of...

How Cuba is succeeding in the fight against COVID

One morning along a street with cracked sidewalks and houses with fading paint, Dr. Liz Caballero and two medical students stopped at every door in that part of Havana's...

Homeless advocates try to take over hotel room

When police arrived to the Marriott Grand Marquis hotel this morning, they issued an ultimatum to a group of activists there: Leave room 235 immediately or be arrested. At 10am,...

The dangerous, inaccurate reporting on homelessness and the COVID crisis

Take some salacious information, add a single person with a point of view, and suddenly you have a major international story – that can do serious damage to a...

Physicians, advocates stage die-in outside mayor’s house

"House us now! House us now!" A group of UCSF physicians associated with the Do No Harm Coalition, activists from the Coalition on Homelessness, the Solidarity Forever Collective, and Faith...

Puff: Crazy times deserve good weed, and good care

Like many of you, I'm stuck at home watching Netflix and still putting off household chores as the coronavirus makes its way across the country. The one thing I...