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Kaiser CEO Tyson Meets with Families on Mental Health

In late April, Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane traveled to Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland. She was there with a group of family members who have, like her, lost loved ones to suicide despite seeking help from Kaiser. The group met with Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson and asked him to transform the health care giant’s approach to mental health. Zane told News Director Steve Mencher that the meeting was extremely emotional: (Image: Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane and her late…

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Opioid Epidemic in the Bay Area

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities throughout the country. Northern California Public Media partners with regional public health agenies to raise awareness. Learn more about opioid dependency and how to seek help in this Community Health Connections story. WATCH VIDEO

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New Health Officer Tackles Measles and Other Top Concerns

Sonoma County has a new Health Officer, responsible for overseeing the Department of Health Services. Dr. Celeste Philip started the job on April 9th and is replacing Karen Milman who stepped down from the role last March. Philip comes to us from Florida where she led the response to the Zika…

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San Mateo County Jail Struggles With A New Role For Opioid Detox

(Redwood City, California) Felipe Chavez, who's doing time at the San Mateo jail for selling fentanyl, is taking part in the jail's fledgling opioid treatment program. Chavez says opioids have ruled his life since he started using Oxycodone pills at age 12, following an…

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