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.
During special coverage of the coronavirus crisis, KQED hosts California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on its podcast to discuss the need for mental health care amid the pandemic, particularly those who have previously experienced trauma.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s daily news conference on coronavirus Tuesday featured the expertise of UC Davis School of Medicine alumna, California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris. The 2001 graduate is a nationally known expert on the health consequences of toxic childhood stress and spoke at the news conference to urge Californians to recognize this is a stressful time. Dr. Burke Harris encouraged viewers to take care of their emotional health.
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.”
Millions of Californians who aren’t sick with COVID-19 are still managing a ton of stress — and that stress can manifest in real, physical pain. California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, created a series of guides to help people manage stress during this time of crisis.
California Surgeon General Dr. Burke Harris shares tips for dealing with toxic stress during the coronavirus pandemic. To start managing this stress, Dr. Burke Harris says people should simply acknowledge what’s going on. “This [pandemic] is certainly is a risk-factor for what we call toxic stress: The overactivity of the stress response that leads to increased risk of health problems like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and so on.”
California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, joins “Good Kids: Stay at Home Edition” remotely to share advice on how to talk to your kids about COVID-19, what all of us can do to help, and how to mitigate stress while stuck at home. “We’re all feeling a lot of stress right now. And I think for adults, we can kind of recognize it and say it. But for kids, oftentimes it doesn’t show up in the same way.”
Nadine Burke Harris is California’s first-ever surgeon general. Face2Face Africa details Burke Harris’ history-making feat follows the creation of the new role in 2019 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.