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Tag: public health
‘It just looks like people dying’: Oakland’s meth crisis is growing at an alarming rate
Health experts and social workers say meth use, and harms associated with it, are rising fast and treatment options are limited.
Oakland programs are supporting Black postpartum women
Local women-led efforts are filling a void in care, as new data reveals most maternal deaths are preventable.
Christmas carol protesters call on Mayor Schaaf to reinstate mask mandate at city buildings
Oakland’s masking requirement in libraries and other city buildings ended Nov. 28, but health officials say COVID and other dangerous respiratory illnesses are spiking again.
Oakland could establish safe injection sites to prevent overdoses
If approved by Gov. Newsom, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco could operate supervised facilities where addiction treatment and health resources are also available.
Oakland and Alameda County reach agreement on lead-paint money
The city would get 60% of the $24 million lawsuit settlement under a deal headed for final approval this week.
More liquor stores in Oakland are selling fresh produce, with help from Saba Grocers Initiative
Organizing within Oakland’s Arab and Yemeni communities sparked the initiative, which is now helping convenience store owners stock their shelves with healthy food options.
Oakland and Alameda County won money to fight lead poisoning. They still haven’t spent it
The city and county are tussling over who should get what portion of a lead paint lawsuit settlement, and how it should be used.
Alameda County keeps mum on restaurant vaccination mandate
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