Napolitano’s Mental Health for Students Act Passes House
H.R. 1109, also known as the Mental Health Services for Students Act, authored by Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano and coauthored by Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24), recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mental Health Services for Students Act Passes Committee
H.R. 1109, also known as the Mental Health Services for Students Act, authored by Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano and coauthored by Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24), recently passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously.
Laura Pancake interviewed on Anxiety and Depression in California
It’s official, California: COVID-19 has left us sick with worry and increasingly despondent. And our youngest adults — ages 18 to 29 — are feeling it worst. Weekly surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau from late April through late July offer a grim view of the toll the pandemic has taken on the nation’s mental health. Read more.
Article produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, an editorially independent service of the California Health Care Foundation.
Nearly $300k Awarded to Expand Remote Services from FCC
Two local health care clinics each received two grants last month to expand their telehealth services. Arcadia-based Pacific Clinics was awarded a total of $296,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for laptop computers, smartphones and videoconferencing equipment. The first FCC grant was announced June 24 for $254,500 for Pacific Clinics’ facility in Monrovia. That was quickly followed by a $41,500 grant. Both grants are part of the FCC’s $29.4 million nationwide grant program designed to facilitate the expansion of telehealth services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.
Grant Awarded for Telehealth
Pacific Clinics was awarded a $254,524 grant from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for laptop computers, smartphones, videoconferencing equipment and software to provide behavioral health services remotely. Funds will also support the purchase of a teleconferencing unit to ensure that psychiatry services are readily accessible for clients. Read more
Virtual Town Hall on Anti-Asian Bias and COVID-19 Featuring Dr. Terry Gock
Hosted by the Asian American Journalists Association of Los Angeles, this discussion focuses on the rising bias and harassment against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by ABC7’s award-winning journalist David Ono, additional panelists include Artist and Activist George Takei; Actor Tzi Ma; California State Assmeblymember David Chiu; Professor Russel Jeung; and Nurse Ariel Tan. Taking place on May 30, 2020 at 10am. Click here to register.
Wassy Tesfa and Thaddeus Juarez, MD speak at Head Start Directors Exchange
Hosted by Region 9 Head Start Association, this virtual meeting focuses on effective strategies that leadership teams should consider during the pandemic. Discussion is facilitated by Wassy Tesfa, Executive Director of Pacific Clinics’ Head Start/Early Head Start and includes guest speaker Thaddeus Juarez, MD, Medical Director. Click here to learn more and register to participate.