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Last week marked the end of Hunger Action Month, a nationwide initiative to bring awareness to the widespread hunger that exists in our communities. Nearly 50 million Americans face hunger.
Joel Hoffman - Acknowledging concerns about access to its new Sorrento Valley clinic, the Veterans Administration Healthcare System for San Diego is now offering a shuttle service to and from the Coaster stop for veterans who rely on the train to get to their appointments.
Joel Hoffman - n response to a U-T Watchdog report, San Diego congressional representatives are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access and transportation to a new clinic in Sorrento Valley.
WASHINGTON--(Business Wire)--Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) Executive Director Doug Peddicord today issued the following statement on the Resolution (H.Res.733) introduced by Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) in the House of Representatives to designate September as Clinical Research Innovation Month in America:
La Jolla resident and U.S. Congressmember Scott Peters (D-52nd) stopped by the La Jolla Community Center (LJCC) Aug. 26 to update guests on his legislative activities and field questions as part of the LJCC’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
A new VA clinic has opened in Sorrento Valley to respond to the influx of veterans in San Diego County.
Officials opened the clinic Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
The 9,950-square-foot space will provide four primary care teams and 15 exams rooms in addition to team rooms and will be able to treat 17,000 patients a year.
Friday’s ribbon-cutting for a Department of Veterans Affairs health clinic in Sorrento Valley is expected to help shorten the appointment backlog for first-time patients, which has grown from an historical average of 19 days to 30 days for primary-care visits.
David Williams and Angela Anderson - As hurricane season ramps up, it is more critical than ever that Congress start developing a national strategy to mitigate the impact of storms.
Scientists and politicians have wrestled with climate change and other environmental issues with mixed results, Scripps scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan told international education officials Tuesday. Now, he said, it’s time for educators and religious leaders to join the debate.
A motion passed by Rep. Scott Peters last week to increase access to health care for veterans and to hold the VA’s feet to the fire apparently led to a house majority vote in favor of the measure Wednesday, July 30.