Public health

Supes on: The budget - David Campos says the debate between public safety and public health is a 'false choice'

Lizzy Tomei, The Public Press — Jul 6 2009 - 10:17pm

District 9 Supervisor David Campos spoke about his approach to tackling the multimillion-dollar budget deficit. A former police commissioner, Campos is currently chair of the Board of Supervisors’ public safety committee and a member of the budget and finance committee.

Shipyard protest targets Lennar, Navy plans for toxic land

Hank Drew and Patricia Decker, The Public Press — Jul 1 2009 - 9:52pm

More than 100 protesters enjoyed a beautiful sunny Tuesday afternoon in the shadow of one of the most toxic plots of land in California.

Supes on: the budget — Cutbacks are fiscal 'armageddon,' Daly says

Hank Drew, The Public Press — Jun 25 2009 - 2:23pm

District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly sat down with the Public Press to discuss the budget crisis, his legislative priorities, Mayor Gavin Newsom’s political agenda and the circumstances surrounding this year's budget.

Mayor restores funding for Tenderloin drop-in center

Kevin Stark, The Public Press — Jun 22 2009 - 5:24pm

In a reprieve for San Francisco mental health services, Mayor Gavin Newsom restored funding to the decades-old Tenderloin Self Help Center, a drop-in counseling and service provider, according to Jackie Jenks, executive director of the parent organization, Central City Hospitality House.

Boxer concerned about Hunter's Point cleanup efforts

Hank Drew, The Public Press — Jun 19 2009 - 3:58pm

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer recently voiced concerns about the U.S. Navy's cleanup efforts of the Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard in a letter forwarded to The San Francisco Bay Guardian. http:// http//www.sfbg.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/boxer_wants_to_be_shipyard_cle.html

“As Chair of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works committee, I am focused on protecting the health and environment of the Bay Area, including the Bayview Hunters Point community,” read Boxer's letter forwarded to the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Supervisors urge shift of $82 million from cops and fire to health

Michael Pistorio and Kevin Stark, The Public Press — Jun 11 2009 - 9:19pm

In a day of protest inside and outside City Hall, the Board of Supervisors' Budget and Finance Committee shoved a wrench in Mayor Gavin Newsom's interim budget Wednesday, while nearly 1,000 rallied outside for more equitable cuts to save health services.

SF budget cuts target behavioral health

Kevin Stark and Lizzy Tomei, The Public Press — Jun 11 2009 - 8:00pm

Hundreds of San Francisco's most vulnerable people -- the mentally ill, homeless, and seniors among them -- will be pushed out of the social services safety net and even further into the margins if proposed cuts to the Department of Public Health go through.

Cuts to state HIV and AIDS programs will put thousands at risk

Lizzy Tomei, The Public Press — Jun 10 2009 - 6:27pm

Proposed cuts in funding to HIV and AIDS programs around the state could put thousands of lives at risk and set back years of progress fighting the disease, activists and service providers say.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest budget proposal would cut $80 million from the state Office of AIDS budget, reducing funding to prevention and testing programs and disease trend tracking by 80 percent. The cuts would also reduce funding for home care, cut the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) budget by $12.3 million, and eliminate the Therapeutic Monitoring Program, which pays for blood tests for people with HIV infection.

News Notes: July 1 budget cuts to trim homeless and AIDS support

Hank Drew, The Public Press — Jun 1 2009 - 1:55pm

Mayor Gavin Newsom's July 1 budget cuts would raise Muni fares and elminate, through layoffs and attrition, about 1,600 city jobs.

One homeless drop-in center will be closed as part of the new budget proposal and services for HIV and AIDS patients, drug addicts and the mentally ill will be reduced.

News Notes: Thousands of Bay Area children to lose health coverage

Hank Drew, The Public Press — May 29 2009 - 12:11pm

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to end the Healthy Families Program could leave more than 60,000 Bay Area children without health care coverage by June 30, 2010, according to the California Budget Project.

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