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Full Medi-Cal Services Being Expanded to California's Undocumented Children
No child should be denied full access to the medical services they need to develop into healthy individuals. State and federal lawmakers now need to act to allow undocumented residents to purchase health plans through Covered California, so more families can benefit from the security provided by having comprehensive health insurance.
Tackling some of Alameda County's issues together
In more than 25 years of public service, I have witnessed the many challenges of poverty in Alameda County. Our community struggles with a lack of affordable housing, the anxiety of not knowing where the next meal is coming from, and the difficulty of finding quality childcare and living wage jobs.
Flame retardant levels in California breast milk decreasing, study finds
The findings showed a 39 percent decline of flame retardants found in many household products. Their use in California was phased out under Assembly Bill 302 authored by former Assembly member Wilma Chan in 2003, and since then a dozen other states have instituted similar bans.
Drummond: Laura's Law offers hope to loved ones of severely mentally ill
Laura's Law is a compassionate and effective solution to provide care in the community for people with serious mental illnesses who are most likely to end up in jail, homeless, the victim of a crime or in the cycle of repeated short-term hospitalizations. As a member of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, I see Laura's Law as a tool that can break the appalling cycle of multiple 5150 holds, arrests, incarcerations and homelessness. Read my opinion piece on Laura's Law here: http://tinyurl.com/oyynuaw
SLHS Health Center Opens
I am proud to have provided the initial start-up funding for San Leandro's first school-based health center. Alameda County has invested millions of dollars in funding the health clinic to offer accessible health and mental health care to students and the San Leandro community. I look forward to a continued partnership with the San Leandro Unified School District and City of San Leandro.