Local Health Plan Earns High National Ratings for Adolescent Immunizations, Weight Assessment

CenCal Health, the publicly-sponsored health plan for Medi-Cal in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, has received top marks among the nation’s Medicaid plans for adolescent immunizations and for adolescent weight assessment according to the 2021 results from Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®). Santa Barbara County was rated in the top 5% nationally for meningococcal, Tdap and HPV immunizations of plan members ages 9-13.

SB Museum of Natural History Announces Seven New Trustees

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is proud to announce seven new members of its Board of Trustees: Lauren Booth, Melissa Fassett, Tim Kochis, Corinne Laverty, Keith Reichel, Sarah Sheshunoff, and Lotus Vermeer. Each brings a unique personal and professional skillset to assist in advancing the museum’s mission to inspire a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world.

Mi Vida, Mi Voz Colaboración Comunitaria brinda recursos importantes para la comunidad hispanohablante del condado de Santa Bárbara

El objetivo de Mi Vida, Mi Voz es garantizar que los hispanohablantes tengan toda la información que necesitan, desde el COVID-19 y otros desastres hasta recursos comunitarios vitales.   Durante años, la comunidad hispanohablante ha luchado por recibir información oportuna y culturalmente apropiada relacionada con las necesidades emergentes.  Para abordar este déficit de información, Mi […]

Mi Vida, Mi Voz Community Collaboration Provides Critical Resources for Santa Barbara County Spanish Speaking Community

From COVID-19 and other Disaster Information to Vital Community Resources, Mi Vida, Mi Voz Aims to Ensure that Spanish Speakers Have all the Information They Need   For years, the Spanish-speaking community has struggled to receive timely, culturally appropriate information related to emerging needs.  A collaboration comprised of local Latino-serving organizations, Mi Vida, Mi Voz […]

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper Welcomes New Executive Director

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Morton as its new Executive Director. Ted will guide the organization’s work to protect the health of the Santa Barbara Channel through science-based advocacy, education, fieldwork, and enforcement.

Camino Scholars Scores Soar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Central Coast, CA, July 27, 2021 – People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH)’s Camino Scholars program has published their end-of-year data showing the grades and skill-based improvements from students during the past school year. The report reflects a significant increase in final scores across all subjects. At the start of the school year, only 35% of students enrolled in the program were reading at grade level and 32% of students were two or more grade levels

Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County Provides Safe Virtual Space for Survivors to Learn and Connect

Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County is pleased to offer virtual bilingual support groups (English/Spanish) for survivors of domestic violence, free of charge.

Friendship Center Montecito to Re-open Monday, August 2

Friendship Center Senior Day Care Program will open at its Montecito facility for in-person programming Monday, August 2nd. As an intermediate step toward fully reopening, programs will be offered on a part-time basis, Monday to Thursday. Members will enroll in a morning group (9-12:30 p.m.) or afternoon group (1:30-5 p.m.), during which Friendship Center staff will lead safe, socially distanced, engaging activities designed to exercise the physical, emotional, cognitive and social aspects of the body and brain.

CALM Welcomes New Director of Finance, Glynn Caberte

CALM has announced the selection of Glynn Caberte as the Director of Finance. Ms. Caberte will oversee CALM’s fiscal operations including financial planning, reporting, and investments.

Navigating Re-entry Town Hall Virtual Event Addressed Fears and Anxiety We Face as we Return to Society After Pandemic

Watch the English version: Watch the Spanish version:       Hospice of Santa Barbara’s (HSB) virtual event Navigating Re-Entry Town Hall brought a range of community leaders on June 29th who came together to discuss the fears, anxiety, and questions we all have as we contemplate a return to society after the […]