Maya Smith, executive director of the Born This Way Foundation, encourages all Californians to heed the guidance released by California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris in the Stress Busting Playbook, which provides resources and tips for decreasing stress hormones and improving both psychological and physical health.
In the second part of The Sacramento OBSERVER’s discussion with California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, she speaks about the need for more mental health providers of color. In the first installment, Dr. Burke-Harris shared her role in the fight against the coronavirus, how COVID-19 can exacerbate chronic stress for African Americans and the impact the virus is having on African Americans overall.
“When there is something like a pandemic virus that sweeps across all of our communities and we see that black and brown folks are dying at a greater rate,” Dr. Burke Harris said, “it’s something that we should all be concerned about, right, about what it says about whether we’re adequately meeting the needs of our entire population.”
Burke Harris, the surgeon general of California, spoke with “Extra’s” Renee Bargh about how stress and immune response are related, and also shared signs that children are under stress.
Black Voice News highlights the new responsibilities of California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris during the COVID-19 pandemic and explains why her public health expertise has never been more relevant. “During times of heightened stress our bodies make more stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, and these can affect our health, our behaviors and our emotions.”
As a pandemic sheds a spotlight on long-standing health inequities for African Americans, California’s surgeon general looks to find lasting solutions.
NBC4’s Conan Nolan talks with California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Dr. Ann Rimoin, UCLA Professor of Epidemiology and the head of UCLA’S Center for Global and Immigrant Health, about what Californians can do to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
Academy Award–winning actor and Special Envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie discusses the need to protect and support children during the COVID-19 crisis, who are especially vulnerable to many secondary impacts of the pandemic.
As California continues to build on its nation-leading work to prevent and detect Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACES, California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a proclamation declaring April 2020 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”