Tag Archives: Alameda County Public Health Department

The Alameda Health System's mobile health van sits near the entrance of the East Oakland Community Project.

Healthcare workers act to prevent Hepatitis A outbreak in Oakland

Hepatitis A outbreaks are spreading throughout Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Cruz counties—mostly among the homeless populations in those places. So healthcare workers in Oakland—a city where the homeless population has grown 26 percent...
Sherrie Lowe, right, cooks jambalaya from scratch for the first time while her daughter, Armajah Elliott watches. Lowe and her family recently participated in a study in which researchers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland delivered "food prescriptions" to the homes of prediabetic and diabetic children and their families.

Study allows families to try food as medicine

A new study from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland and All In Alameda researched the effects of providing "food prescriptions" to prediabetic children and their families.
Camel Menthol cigarettes at De Lauer’s Super News Stand in Oakland, California. The prohibition of sales of flavored tobacco products that will take effect in 2018 will impact this store.

Oakland council passes ban on flavored tobacco sales

In an unanimous decision, on Tuesday night the Oakland City Council voted to ban of sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, in Oakland.

Plans to build grocery store in West Oakland delayed by rising cost of property

Brahm Ahmadi of West Oakland has been trying for years to open the People’s Community Market—his planned 10,000 to 20,000 square-foot grocery store—in the middle of an Oakland food desert. The People’s Community Market, as...
A terminal at the Port of Oakland

Pollution cuts at the port promise a breath of fresher air for West Oakland

In a boon for West Oakland residents, cancer-causing diesel pollution from the Port of Oakland's maritime operations has plunged 70 percent.
bottles of water

Talk of banning soda from food stamp benefits elicits upset and uncertainty

Restricting food stamp users from buying soda with their benefits is an idea sparking debate in Oakland, where City Hall officials, food policy advocates and food stamp users are far from consensus on whether a...
Volunteers from the Hep B Project at the organization's free clinic, located every Wednesday at the Street Level Health Project.

Clinics reach out to Oakland’s Asian community to prevent “silent killer” hepatitis B

The Bay Area has one of the largest Asian and Asian Pacific Islander (API) populations in the entire country; together the two groups make up almost 19 percent of Oakland’s population. This group is uniquely...

“Love this town” Richard Raya: political newcomer pushes hard to join the council

When Richard Raya talks about crime and poverty, in the political newcomer's campaign for the Oakland City Council he often tells his own story, and that of the role model who helped turn his life...

Emergency healthcare workers discuss caring for kids and infants during disasters

What would you do right now to prepare a children’s hospital or pediatric ward for an earthquake? This was the question posed by conference organizers to the health professionals and emergency center managers who attended...