May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. In fact, 1 in 5 U.S adults experience mental illness, and approximately 17% of youth (ages 6-17 years) live with a mental health disorder. It's important to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma that many people experience and to point them toward getting help.
Each year, NIIW celebrates the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children and families — and this year we’re reminding parents of the importance of staying up to date with routinely recommended vaccines following disruptions from COVID-19.
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM). This year Community Health Centers of the Central Coast is joining the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) to highlight the important role each of us can play in our communities to help reduce health disparities and improve the health of all racial and ethnic minorities and American Indian/Alaska Natives. This theme for this year is Give Your Community a Boost!
There has been plenty of talk in the news and on other platforms regarding the recommendation for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes called a second booster, it's easy to see why this has created confusion and speculation over whether or not people should talk to their doctors, seek advice from others or just try to get another dose wherever they can.