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Special Children's Vaccination Center At The Fairgrounds

As the vaccine rollout continues for children ages 5-11, the children’s mass vaccination center in the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall has transformed into a kid-friendly environment to ease the “needle nerves.” Through donations by the Valley Medical Center, the space has become a jungle with music and games to keep kids occupied before and after their shots. To schedule your child’s appointment please visit www.vax.sccgov.org.    The Santa Clara County continues to encourage its residents to get vaccinated, including the booster shot. Booster shots are now available to everyone ...

2021 Edition -- Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity in California

CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION --  All Californians should have access to the high-quality health care they need to lead long and healthy lives. Achieving this requires reducing disparities in health care and the social determinants of health that affect historically excluded or marginalized groups.1 Disparities occur across many demographic categories, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, place of residence, gender, disability status, language, and sexual orientation. As one ...

California Screens More Than 500,000 Children and Adults for Adverse Childhood Experiences

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), in partnership with the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG), today announced that the ACEs Aware initiative has reached two key milestones less than two years after launching. To date, more than 20,500 California clinicians have been trained to screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and more than 500,000 children and adults across the state have been screened for ACEs. Research shows that 62 percent of Californians have experienced at least one ACE. Emerging data show that the COVID-19 pandemic is leading to significant increases in ...

Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 Application Deadline

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has announced a new application cycle for $25.5 billion in COVID-19 provider funding (Phase 4). The application for the funds is open now, and will close on October 26, 2021 at 8:59 p.m. PT (11:59 p.m. ET). Applicants will be able to apply for both Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments during the application process. In order to streamline the application process and minimize administrative burdens, providers ...

When to Refinance a Mortgage: Is Now a Good Time?

Sponsored Content: With mortgage rates near rock bottom, it's a good time to refinance a mortgage, right? Sure, in many cases, no doubt.  As a matter of fact, 17% of U.S. homeowners with a mortgage on their primary residence refinanced in 2020, according to a September NerdWallet survey conducted online by The Harris Poll among 1,413 U.S. homeowners. And nearly one-third (31%) of homeowners with a mortgage on their primary residence said they were considering refinancing within the next 12 months, according to the survey.  To know if it’s the right time to ...