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How you can manage your emotions during the holidays and beyond

December 14, 2021

The holidays are rough for a lot of people for a variety of reasons. For me, my father passed on December 15, 2015, and his birthday is Christmas Day. The holidays haven’t been the same since. For others, it may be loneliness, or even feeling pressure to make sure all the needs of your friends and family are met during the holiday season. Whatever the reason, sometimes the holidays can be emotionally overwhelming.

Here’s what’s driving this CSULB professor to achieve Black health equity in Long Beach

April 27, 2021

When Dr. Amber Johnson, an assistant health science professor, caught wind of the City of Long Beach’s plans to hold town halls on Black health equity, she wanted to get involved.  

COVID-19 Take Care Kits for Black Long Beach Residents

March 23, 2021

The April Parker Foundation, in partnership with City of Long Beach Black Health Equity Fund (BHEF), Coalition for Involved African American Families (CIAAP), Project Optimism and Agape Children’s Museum, is providing COVID-19 Take Care Kits to Black/African American Long Beach residents.

Long Beach Black Health Equity team holds first town hall meeting to address health disparities

February 26, 2021

In a partnership between the city’s Black community, Long Beach State and city officials, the Black Health Equity Collaborative discussed ways to address health disparities faced by Black individuals in the city during its first town hall event Thursday evening.

City Announces Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Services for Black Residents

December 10, 2020

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has awarded contracts to licensed behavioral health clinicians to provide culturally affirming mental health and substance abuse counseling services to uninsured or underinsured Black residents during the pandemic.

City Announces Request for Proposals for Black Health Equity Services

November 25, 2020

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals to develop collaborative partnerships among Black-serving provider agencies to promote health and wellness among Long Beach Black residents, who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply through the City of Long Beach’s Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, by 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.

Mayor proposes initiative to improve health in Black community

June 29, 2020

The mayor said he will propose spending $1 million on a new initiative to improve health disparities in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths experienced by the Black community.

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