The program, the Community Wellness and Crisis Response Team was piloted in 2022 amid calls to increase community resources for mental health in policing after the county experienced a surge in mental health related 911 calls during the pandemic.
REDWOOD CITY – Following a three-day national strike, Kaiser Permanente executives and unionized healthcare workers reached a tentative labor agreement on October 13, halting moves towards a second strike in early November. The 85,000 healthcare workers represented by the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions will vote on the tentative agreement in a ratification process set
Peninsula Press · Stanford pediatricians collaborate with Tijuana midwives to help babies breathe Born out of the refugee crisis at the California-Mexico border, a yearslong partnership between Stanford pediatricians and Tijuana midwives continues to improve the life-saving skills of providers caring for pregnant mothers seeking asylum in the US. The partnership endures amid restrictions on
When Geralyn Vasquez’s 24-year-old son, Jacob, came home for Thanksgiving last year, he bought some Xanax from his local dealer, a former high school classmate known as “Chase.” Jacob, who has a history of ADHD and anxiety, occasionally self-medicated with Xanax to relieve his nerves. On Friday, November 27, 2020, Jacob took a Xanax before
The United States has refused to join COVAX, the global initiative to ensure widespread equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that has reduced funding and made it likely that millions of the world’s poorest won’t have access to a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021.