The insanity of how we deal with mental health in Los Angeles County

The Twin Towers Penitentiary is located in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) On May 16, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to create a unit at the Twin Towers Penitentiary to treat inmates with serious mental illnesses. The new prison inpatient unit, also called the acute intervention module, … Read more

The county study on Black Maternal Health provides local context for the national crisis

May 26 Through a combination of data and extensive community discussion, a recent study published by the Frederick County Department of Health identified factors influencing pregnancy and birth inequalities for Black mothers in Frederick County. The study sought to contextualize data showing a higher rate of adverse health outcomes, including preterm birth and low birth … Read more