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New COVID-19 Vaccine Site for Vulnerable Seniors at West PACE in San Marcos

A new COVID-19 vaccination site designed specifically for the community’s most vulnerable seniors opened today, Thursday, Feb. 11, at West PACE in northern San Diego County. The appointment-only site located at 1706 Descanso Ave. in San Marcos will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (including holidays). Organizers anticipate that the site will quickly begin vaccinating approximately 500 or more seniors per day.

Where Black Americans Will Travel Farther Than Whites For COVID-19 Vaccination

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center Show Where Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Facilities Differs for Black and White Residents WASHINGTON, DC – FEB 4, 2021 — Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and West Health Policy Center found that in many parts of the country, Black people are… Read more »

Malnutrition Resources Toolkit

This toolkit was developed by West Health and the University of North Carolina to support ED staff in screening senior patients for food insecurity.

Overwhelming Majority of Americans Skeptical Healthcare Costs Will Fall Anytime Soon as Biden Begins Presidency

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN DIEGO, CA — In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden vowed that “help is on the way” to a nation grappling with a pandemic that has already claimed over 420,000 lives and counting. However, despite the promise of a better future, a new survey from West Health and Gallup finds Americans remain largely skeptical that issues as varied as managing the COVID-19 crisis, lowering healthcare costs, improving the economy, fixing immigration and addressing climate change, will improve anytime soon.