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What’s That You Say?

Published in the Humboldt Independent on May 4, 2021 Beginning about 20 years ago a large international group of academic researchers conducted a series of informally linked studies on literacy in industrialized nations. The questions being asked were mostly concerned…

One Year of a Pandemic

It’s been one year since Humboldt County was ordered to shelter-in-place. How can one begin to define this past year, now that we all know firsthand that the word “pandemic” means a whole lot more than just a widespread outbreak…

Treat Yourself to Some Hope

Photo by Jungwoo Hong on Unsplash Published in the Humboldt Independent on August 4, 2020 With case numbers rising and no vaccine expected until at least 2021, there’s not a lot of hopeful news on the COVID front, at least…

We’re In This For the Long Haul

How is that adjustment going? Two weeks ago we talked about the stages of grief and a psychological condition called “adjustment disorder” in reference to the reaction to sheltering in place that we may be experiencing. Back then, seemingly long,…

Local Boards Collaborate on Healthcare Planning

Twenty four representatives of four local organizations met January 16th at the Hospital’s new Sprowel Creek Campus to explore the possibilities for improving healthcare outreach to Northern Mendocino and Southern Humboldt’s smaller, remote communities. Board members and senior staff from…

Addressing ACEs for Healthcare Providers!

Join us on Wednesday, June 26th from 8am to 9:30am in Southern Humboldt (location given upon RSVP) This presentation aims to further our understanding of the impacts of ACE (adverse childhood experiences) & trauma on child, family, and community health…

Rural Healthcare Q&A

Healthcare is a complex issue. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Urgent care versus ER Question: Why not just have an Urgent Care Center instead of an ER? Answer: Urgent care clinics provide clinic services to drop-ins, with…

Voucher Program

Did you know you can use SHCHD’s Voucher Program to get credit equal to the amount of all the SHCHD parcel taxes you pay, and you can use that credit to pay for services you, your family, or your tenants…

CT scans coming soon!

That’s right! Our new CT Scanner was recently installed in the new modular building adjacent to the Emergency Department entrance. A District goal since before I joined the SHCHD Board in 2010, our last hurdle before we can begin CT…

Keeping Healthcare Affordable

Last week I talked about the importance of exercising to maintain your health. Regular medical exams are equally important, to keep little health problems from becoming big ones. When I encounter friends at the Healthcare District, I often say “Just…