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TWEET: Translated Prescription Labels, Suicide Prevention Awareness, Minimum Wage, Health Homes, and Walkable Communities

TWEET: Translated Prescription Labels, Suicide Prevention Awareness, Minimum Wage, Health Homes, and Walkable Communities

Welcome to This Week in Equity Engagement on Twitter (TWEET) for the week of September 7, 2015. Our weekly hodgepodge of equity-related conversations covers a number of great topics this week, so let’s get to it:

The legislature passed a bill that will require translation of prescription drug labels. Our Executive Director Sarah de Guia commented on the measure on KQED.


Monday was Labor Day, which was a good time to remember the contributions of immigrant workers to our state.


Some sobering charts on gun violence in America show why it’s important to address violence prevention as a public health issue.


This month is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a health issue that impacts all communities.


The expansion of Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act has really helped uninsured parents.


City policymakers can actually have a greater impact on reducing emissions than national governments.


The Surgeon General of the United States introduced an initiative to encourage walking and promote walkable neighborhoods.


Community health centers are increasingly embracing the health home model.


President Barack Obama expanded paid sick leave for federal contract workers, which will promote a healthy workforce.


Unfortunately, a minimum wage earner could not afford to support a family anywhere in the country, which is why we need to raise the minimum wage.


And finally, a stunning series of photographs illustrates the impact of poverty in California.

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