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April 26, 2020 | Los Angeles Times

“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.”

April 25, 2020 | Extra

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.

April 20, 2020 | Trauma Informed Parent
Interview (20 minutes) with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on why children and adults who have experienced adversity may be particularly sensitive to COVID-19 anxiety, and offers practical tools to help our children, ourselves, and others cope with stress and anxiety.
April 19, 2020 | Voice

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.”

April 17, 2020 | The Sacramento Observer

As a pandemic sheds a spotlight on long-standing health inequities for African Americans, California’s surgeon general looks to find lasting solutions.

April 12, 2020 | NBC Los Angeles

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.

April 8, 2020 | TIME

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.

April 8, 2020 | Office of the Governor of California

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.”

April 8, 2020 | KQED

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.

April 8, 2020 | UC Davis Health System

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.

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