With Nov. 15 kick-off for open enrollment via HealthCare.gov fast approaching, Santa Clara County officials are encouraging Latino-American residents to sign up for insurance and to get the health care they need.
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Santa Clara County health care professionals are developing new infection control procedures and upgrading protective equipment to prepare in case Ebola were to arise in the area.
Officials are not sure how this mosquito species got into California. The two primary and most concerning diseases spread by “Aedes aegypti” are the dengue and chikungunya viruses.
To help green card holders become U.S. citizens, the Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative held its annual Citizenship Day at San Jose City College on April 12.
The county has beefed up its efforts to increase and encourage testing by offering free at-home HIV test kits and by refunding a county-funded health center in San Jose.
San Francisco has a nationwide reputation for being a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political and social hub. But farther south on the Peninsula, LGBT residents describe a less utopian experience.
San Jose’s homeless population has grown 18 percent in the past two years, prompting divergent visions between the Director of Housing and the San Jose Downtown Association for how the city should respond.
With a march earlier this month, Bay Area residents are taking action against federal immigration enforcement measures that separate deported parents from their children.
In May, Santa Clara County will release the results of its Count the Homeless report, which helps the county allocate funds for sheltering homeless people and cleaning up their encampments.