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COVID-19 testing ramps up across the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, middle  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 testing ramps up across the Tri-Counties

It can be hard to know who has or has had the coronavirus. Testing sites across the Tri-Counties are working to shed light on that and help figure out how prevalent the virus is and has been in the region. Ventura County is pushing the most resources into determining how deep the virus has spread Read More →

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Nonprofits can apply for Dignity Health grants

By   /  Monday, June 29th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Nonprofits can apply for Dignity Health grants

Small nonprofits are eligible for another boost. Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, including Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center, are accepting applications for a new Coronavirus Pandemic Support Grant program. In order to qualify for the grants, nonprofits need to: Be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization; Have an annual Read More →

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COVID-19 spike slows reopening in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, June 26th, 2020  /  Banking Industry, Central Coast Health Watch, Nonprofits, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on COVID-19 spike slows reopening in Tri-Counties

The tri-county region has lost its reopening rhythm. Surging cases, more aid for small businesses and the possibility of new lockdowns remained dominant themes across the region, where Santa Barbara County is lagging behind Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. Santa Barbara County paused reopening efforts on June 18, following an uptick of active COVID-19 Read More →

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Grants available to organizations impacted by COVID-19

By   /  Monday, June 22nd, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Grants available to organizations impacted by COVID-19

Nonprofits in two Central Coast counties will be able to get COVID-19 assistance. In Ventura County, nonprofits can apply for a small business mini grant through the county. The grants are $5,000, and county CEO Mike Powers said the grants are designed to help business and organization leaders, especially those in more disadvantaged areas or Read More →

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Tri-county hospital systems have enough PPE to protect staff

By   /  Friday, June 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county hospital systems have enough PPE to protect staff

Personal protective equipment levels are holding steady in the Tri-Counties as more parts of the economy reopen. At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, hospital systems scrambled to find gear to protect staff members as they treated people who were possibly infected. Through community partnerships, donations and state assistance, the hospitals have been able to Read More →

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Tri-county tech startups join effort to distribute PPE

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tech startups join effort to distribute PPE

Tech startups across the Tri-Counties and Greater Los Angeles combined forces to raise some $200,000 in donations for personal protective equipment and direct it to Southern California health care systems. The effort, called SoCal Tech for SoCal Hospitals, combines the expertise of logistics and health care startups including Santa Barbara-based Well Health, and fundraising from Read More →

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Well Health speeds up release of its text message platform

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, right, South Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Well Health speeds up release of its text message platform

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the demands on health care technology, so Santa Barbara-based Well Health accelerated its own. Partnering with health care systems and business partners like Amazon and Twilio, the company rolled out a rapid release program for its text message communication platform, adding thousands of doctors and millions of patients, and taking its Read More →

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