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Crenshaw HealthFest | MINC


Crenshaw HealthFest


I would like to announce the Second Annual Crenshaw HealthFest. We encourage you to stop by and help us raise the Health IQ in South Los Angeles.

Please share this flyer on social media using the hashtag #CrenshawHealthFest. If you would like printed copies of the flyer, please let me know!

Patrick MacFarlaneField Representative

Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

54th District

300 Corporate Pointe, Suite 380

Culver City, CA 90230

Office (310) 342-1070 | Fax (310) 342-1078

Healthcare Reform Act Town Hall This Sunday

This Sunday, November 10th is “Healthcare Reform and You,” a Town Hall and Enrollment Fair from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at West Los Angeles College.

Find out how healthcare reform affects you, your family, your business, or your employees. Enroll in a Covered California health insurance plan with the help of on-site counselors. Attend a workshop geared towards young adults or senior citizens, sign up for social services with Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services, and get a free medical and dental check-up from on-site health practitioners.

If you haven’t already, RSVP today by visiting bass.house.gov/healthcare-town-hall or by calling my office at 323-965-1422.

Obamacare 101 – October 10th @ 6:30PM

The New LA Charter School in Mid-City is hosting an info session for the community about Obamacare. They’re partnering with Bienstar, a health-related outreach organization on a program to be held on October 10 at 6:30 pm at the school (see address below). It’s open to everyone.

See attached flyer for details.

New Los Angeles Charter School
1919 S. Burnside Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90016
T: 323.939.6400
F: 323.939.6411

Obamacare 101 Flyer.pdf

BWW’s Sisters @ 8: “Obamacare”!

See attached flier for Black Women for Wellness’ Sisters @ 8 program. This Friday, they will partner with California Latinas for Reproductive Justice to host a forum on the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare.

Many women & girls have much to gain, questions to ask, and choices to make – They have answers, resources, links to the information you need.

Date: Sept 13, 2013

Time: 8:30am – 10:30am

Location: South LA Sports Activity Center
7020 S Figueroa Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Free Parking and Free Breakfast!

Call Onyenma at 323.290.5955 to RSVP or for further questions.

STD Septp Fridayai.pdf

Covered California Town Hall in Cerritos – August 16th

Covered California is working hard to launch the Affordable Care Act—a historic expansion of affordable health coverage in our state. Over five million Californians could benefit from coverage offered through Covered California; two million will be eligible for subsidies from the federal government. To ensure the success of this effort, we need the help of community leaders and stakeholders across the state.

Our community-based approach to outreach begins with a series of regional town halls to provide an update to stakeholders and solicit feedback on efforts and plans. Our next event will be held in Cerritos. We invite community leaders and key stakeholders to participate in the town hall closest to you.

Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee will lead a discussion to include:

  • An update on Covered California’s progress and current plans.
  • Outreach and community education strategies
  • What you can do to help ensure every Californian has access to affordable health insurance
  • Your feedback, questions, and comments

Date & Time: August 16, 2013 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:00 p.m.)

Location: Cerritos College – Burnight Center
11110 Alondra Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650

Parking is available on site.

Please register for this town hall by calling 1-888-975-1141.

This event is co-hosted by U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez,

California Senator Ron Calderon,

And Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia & Ian Calderon

Check out the Stakeholder Tab on our web site athttp://www.healthexchange.ca.gov/StakeHolders for more information.

Any person who wishes to request these notice or other meeting materials in an alternative format, requires translation services, or needs any disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services which would enable that person to participate at the meeting, must make that request with reasonable advance notice by calling 1-888-975-1141 or emailing info.


Peanut Butter Plant to Trader Joe’s & Whole Foods Shut by FDA

One of our MINC Board members got sick from this.  Please check your cupboards, and make sure you don’t have any of the contaminated brands.

Peanut Butter Plant to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Shut by FDA

The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target, Safeway and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination.

The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target and Safeway—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as well as processed nuts and peanuts.

The FDA action announced Monday is a mandatory order.

The company’s nut products have been “linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney that has sickened 41 people in 20 states,” the FDA said.

Of the 41 sickened, 28 percent were hospitalized, according to the most recent report on the outbreak from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seven of the infected people were from California.

According to the Associated Press:

During a month-long investigation, after the outbreak linked to processor Sunland and to Trader Joe’s, FDA inspectors found samples of salmonella in 28 different locations in [Sunland’s New Mexico] plant, in 13 nut butter samples and in one sample of raw peanuts.

The agency also found improper handling of the products, unclean equipment and uncovered trailers of peanuts outside the facility that were exposed to rain and birds.

The voluntary recall began after salmonella was detected in a lot of Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter, which had an SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) number 97111, according to the FDA. Only certain lots were affected by the recall.

Sunland is the nation’s largest processor of organic peanut butter products, AP reported. Sunland’s nut products are not exclusively organic. 

The FDA order—which suspends the registration of the plant in Portales, NM, and prohibits it from distributing food for sale—marks the first time the agency has invoked its new authority to suspend the registration of a food production facility, the FDA said. The authority was granted under the Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in January last year.

Sunland had ceased operations at the plant and intended to restart Tuesday in hopes of resuming sales of peanut butter products by the end of this year, according to AP.

Sunland officials said they were surprised by the federal order, are cooperating with the FDA, and hope to be back in operation soon, the AP reported.

The FDA said the widespread illnesses “coupled with Sunland’s history of violations led FDA to make the decision to suspend the company’s registration.”

The FDA also cited Sunland’s own testing results showing salmonella in 11 product lots of nut butter between June 2009 and September 2012.