Health and Wellness

Oakland Voices’ health coverage examines health challenges and solutions in Oakland in order to be a catalyst to eliminate health inequities, change narratives, and transform the Town.

A smiling Latinx woman holds up a cookbook.

“Para Chuparse Los Dedos” (“Finger-licking Good”) Central American Recipes and Stories from the East Bay

Cut off from our homelands as refugees not able to return, our food recipes are core to the Central American identity.
A beautiful soup with corn and other vegetables is on display on a white table.

Sopa de res, a Salvadoran soup recipe from “Para Chuparse Los Dedos”

Read the article by Marabet Morales about the new Central American-focused cookbook and oral history project. SOPA DE RES Serves 6-8  Ingredients:  2-3 pounds of  beef bone (You can ask the meat butcher to cut[Read more]
An African American man wearing a turquoise shirt speaks on a Zoom presentation.

Dr. Gerard Jenkins, Chief Medical Officer of Native American Health Center, talks COVID-19, health inequities in Oakland

"One of the things I’ve tried to emphasize to my friends and others is by getting tested and knowing, you’re doing yourself a favor and helping reduce that risk for others."