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 close up of a syringe going into an arm

State and health care workers will need vaccines or weekly COVID tests as Delta variant spreads

CA State Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that the state’s healthcare and state workers will need proof of COVID vaccination or weekly COVID tests. Those who are unvaccinated will also be required to wear masks[Read more]
a collage of colorful vendors at the Indigenous Red Market, and some performers as well.

Community is Key to Indigenous Red Market in Fruitvale

The sun was shining, but a mild breeze kept temperatures tolerable inside the fenced off lot along East 14th street between Derby and 31st avenues.  It wasn’t even mid-day yet, but the July 2021 Indigenous[Read more]
the back of a trailer is filled with beautiful plants and a green grassy rooftop

Planterday Focuses on Bringing Mental Health Awareness, One Mobile Plant Sale at a Time

Plant therapy is a powerful way to strengthen mental health, boost immunity, anxiety and depression. This kind of therapy has especially bloomed during the midst of the pandemic. With this past year’s rise in gardening-focused[Read more]