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The Chilling Effect in Contra Costa County | Sofia’s Story

The Chilling Effect in Contra Costa County | Sofia’s Story

Sofia’s Story | The Chilling Effect  Written By: Blanca Gutierrez Names and other identifying information have been changed to protect the anonymity of CVP participants Born and raised in Mexico, Sofia closes her eyes and with a smile recalls her childhood, “I lived...
IBS- More Common than You Think

IBS- More Common than You Think

April is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) awareness month and according to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) approximately 10%-15% of the world suffer from it; many go undiagnosed and are unaware. [1] Individuals with IBS report that...
Heart Disease Disparities Among African Americans

Heart Disease Disparities Among African Americans

April is the National Minority Health Month in the United States. Although the health care field has come a long way to address health inequities, a new report published this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services show that ethnic disparities...
Consider these tips for a healthy vacation

Consider these tips for a healthy vacation

As you stuff one more swimsuit into your luggage in preparation for spring break, consider the following tips for a healthier vacation. Flying can take a toll on your body. Many travelers report experiencing jet lag upon arriving to their destination and once again...
Heart Health

Heart Health

Written by: Blanca Gutierrez, Project Coordinator, Community Clinic Consortium and a partner of the Solano Coalition for Better Health February is the national heart health month observance in the USA. Learn more about what heart health is, who is impacted by heart...