Dr. Alexander Samuel, director of the Chesterfield Health District, at a COVID-19 testing event earlier this year. ASH DANIEL The Chesterfield Health District has launched an online tool that allows individuals who are in Phases 1a and 1b to pre-register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The tool does not reserve
By SAVANNAH SAUER & FAITH SMITH | 46 mins ago Throughout the pandemic, the topic of mental health has been more essential than ever before. Children and students, senior citizens, homeless and low-income residents, medical workers, and veterans are among the most vulnerable populations in Orange County regarding mental health.
The Street Medicine Interest Group, a new student organization at East Tennessee State University, is building bridges with community partners to help people experiencing homelessness overcome barriers to health care. The group hosted its first flu clinic on Friday, Dec. 18, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church. This event provided
Exposure to bad weather played a role in the death of 64 people in New Hampshire over the past five years, according to data from state forensic officials, a reminder of the possible consequences of freezing weather for historically high numbers of homeless people. The data, where hypothermia is listed
CALGARY — Since the start of the pandemic Calgary Police have taken 29 people to hospital for isolation after testing positive or having close contact with someone with COVID-19. All of them have been part of the city’s homeless or vulnerable population. In total, police have been given 35 of
GrantWatch on the Blog New GrantWatch content appears on Health Affairs Blog under Featured Topics. To receive updates, sign up for Health Affairs Today at www.healthaffairs.org under Newsletter Sign Up. Homelessness And Health: Funders See The Connection “Homelessness worsens existing health problems, causes new ones, [and] makes them harder to
When I was a kid in the 1980s, politics held minimal appeal. Watching the candidates, nearly always two white men talk about issues, would inevitably make my eyes glaze over. Hearing the grown-ups in my life talk about their preferred candidates held little appeal. I sensed that elections and voting
On January 31, 1865, the United States Congress passed the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It reads: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction”
Aurelia Guzmán, a short woman with long dark hair, stands beside a wisp of a tent on the sidewalk along Soledad Street. It’s in the heart of Salinas’ Chinatown, where hundreds of homeless people live in makeshift shelters. The overnight temperature dropped to 43 degrees in Salinas that day, Oct.