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Relationship Trauma: Prevention, Education, and Empowerment

Center for Community Solutions is a nonprofit whose mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. Their prevention programs use education as a tool to break the cycle of violence and prevent violence before it happens. CCS believes that violence is preventable: violence is a […]

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Mental health: Vulnerable populations left behind

As published in The East County Californian, May 2021By Randy Lenac The leading cause of death in the US is heart disease; in correctional facilities, it’s suicide. Compared to the outside world, the population of incarcerated people has always had the greatest rates of mental diagnoses. Recently, that number has risen exponentially. Between 2009 and 2019, the […]

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Healthcare district awards $1.3 million in grants in 2020-2021 to prioritize East County’s health needs

To further advance the foundations of healthcare in East County, the Grossmont Healthcare District awarded over $1.3 million in grants and sponsorships to local nonprofits and health organizations during the fiscal year of 2020-21. The district since 1996 has supported a variety of local nonprofit health-related organizations through its grant program, looking to address healthcare […]

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Could bacteria buildup on your glasses cause COVID-19?

As published in The East County Californian, February 2021by Michael A. Emerson The best answer is: it’s possible. Viruses are easily transferred to our hands from our surroundings, then to our glasses when we adjust or take them on and off. Those who use eyeglasses to read or drive are all too familiar with how often we […]

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The Growing Need for Rural Health Care Providers

As a leader in the rural and low-income community, San Ysidro Health is an innovative, dynamic health organization committed to providing services to all who need them. Originally established along the border in 1969, the organization was founded by seven women in search of medical services for their children.  Fifty years later, San Ysidro Health […]

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Grossmont Healthcare District Announces Search for New CEO

Grossmont Healthcare District (based in La Mesa) is a special district supporting health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County region. This position offers an exciting opportunity for executive-level management professionals with career emphasis in health policy, health programs, and/or public health to join the District as its new Chief Executive Officer. Career […]

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