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Berkeley launches public meetings on health inequalities

Berkeley is gearing up for a series of town hall meetings about the state of public health in the city to allow community members to share their thoughts and concerns regarding the improvement of city-wide health priorities. The discussions are envisioned as a collaboration between Berkeley’s Public Health Division and the community in a “shared effort” to realign […]

Posted inCity, Community, Schools

If measles breaks out in Berkeley, unvaccinated children may be quarantined for 21 days

If measles breaks out in any Berkeley school, the Berkeley public health department will direct all unvaccinated children in that school to stay at home for 21 days, the department announced on Jan. 29. This applies to both public and private schools. The announcement comes as California is experiencing an unprecedented number of measles cases, […]

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Report: Berkeley spends $12.2M annually on children

Last Thursday afternoon, 40-some kids sprinted around Willard Park, capturing flags and thwacking tether balls. That’s the typical scene at the park most summer afternoons, where the campers at Berkeley Day Camp’s extended care program keep busy until their parents come pick them up. Recreation services like the popular day camp claimed a good chunk […]

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Report highlights racial disparities in Berkeley health

A new report on the health status of Berkeley residents reveals significant racial and ethnic health inequities across all age groups. In a special City Council session on Oct. 29, Public Health Officer Dr. Janet Berreman encouraged the council to develop plans to eliminate the racial disparities, which mirror national trends. Although the report calls […]