A Direct Path to Making a Meaningful Difference

In December 2021, Eisner Health partnered with The Change Reaction, a private foundation located in Los Angeles, creating an Angel Fund to provide micro-grants to patients and their families experiencing a short-term crisis. Our case management team has been empowered to use the Angel Fund to provide financial support to families in need, thereby amplifying their and Eisner Health’s passion for helping in ways that meet our patients where they are now.

An Eisner Health case manager identifies a qualified patient during the regularly scheduled visit or when a patient is referred to them by a clinician. If they meet the income requirements, they can then apply for an Angel Fund micro-grant. The Angel Fund micro-grants can support a range of personal needs, including payment for emergency dental treatment, repair of an automobile, and home-based repairs, including appliances and furniture. When needed, emergency funds are available for a hotel stay if a family is unhoused. Support can also be provided to students and working parents with grants for computers, work supplies such as clothing and uniforms, and educational expenses, including certification and training fees.

Working in close collaboration with The Change Reaction team, approval of these emergency requests is made within 24-hours. The average The Change Reaction gift is $1,200. Many of our patients do not have the ability to pay for these one-time costs, and paying for these unexpected expenses can have an enormous impact on a family’s health, stress, and wellness.

Here are the stories of two Eisner Health patients who benefited from our newly launched Angel Fund:

A new mother gave birth prematurely in December 2021 and remained hospitalized due to COVID-19 pneumonia while her premature baby was in NICU. The family was in dire straight’s as her partner was hospitalized due to COVID-19.

The new mother’s sister came from Houston to California to help care for the infant. However, she did not know how to navigate services or access resources in California. Because of the family’s current situation, there was no income available to help support an infant’s needs, such as diapers, formula, etc.  Accessing local care was challenging since the child’s aunt is not the legal guardian. The family needed immediate financial assistance to help meet the infant’s basic needs. The Angel Fund was able to issue a $600 grant that helped them through this short-term crisis and carried them through until the new mother was able to come home from the hospital.

In another case, a single mother of three was in counseling at Eisner Health to overcome past trauma and to obtain housing to bring her kids to live with her. She left her ex-husband because he was verbally, emotionally, and physically abusive.  While planning her move to Arizona, the single mother was in a severe car accident that resulted in her car being a total loss. She exhausted all her savings to pay for motels stays, leaving her unable to replace her car. She took on two jobs to help make ends meet as she recovered. While this, along with food stamps, helped her start to rebuild, she did not have any way to pay for the deposit and first month’s rent for an apartment she found. She needed assistance with the $300 deposit and $500 for furniture for her room (i.e., a bed, a dresser, a lamp, and a small desk.) The Angel Fund grant helped her into the rented room where her children could come stay with her.

Thank you to The Change Reaction for your support for the Eisner Health Angel Fund!

It’s heartbreaking when our patients have to choose between working to earn a living or taking time off to take care of themselves or a loved one, often forgoing the day’s wages to do so.

Eisner Health has partnered with Good+Foundation to provide caretakers and their families with microgrants through the Right to Rest and Recover Fund. Launched in November 2021, this new Fund has provided 100 caregivers $150 for a total of $15,000.   

These funds help qualified patients meet their basic needs for food, housing, living expenses, medication, and transportation costs. The caregiver can use the Fund as they see fit, including covering the cost of household responsibilities and essentials, childcare, or other means to take care of themselves and their loved ones. The recipients are diverse patients: mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and foster parents. Combined, support from Good+Foundation has supported 463 children through these funds. Here are the stories of three families who received micro-grants.

In early January, a single mother with two children was surprised when both kids became sick with COVID-19, and the mom had to stay home to care for the children. She lost her mother a few months prior from COVID-19. Her mom, before her death, was the single mom’s primary source of care when the children were not in school/after-school/camp while she was working. The micro-grant funding was huge support for the family.  When the case manager told her she would receive a micro-gran, the mom became very emotional because she was vulnerable and appreciated the incredible support.

A family of four turned to Eisner Health for help. They had two children who were positive for COVID- 19, both had fevers, and one had asthma, which put her at higher risk for complications. The Social Determinants of Health Case Manager helped the mom get a telehealth appointment with our Spanish-speaking medical staff, easing some of the pressure on her. At the same time, she managed to care for her vulnerable children.   Recognizing that the mother had to miss work to take care of her children, the Case Manager applied for the Emergency Fund Gift Card, and it was sent that same day with the understanding that it would be of great relief to the family.

A family of five was food insecure, had one child sick with COVID-19, and reached out for help. The medical staff provided care for the ill child, but the Case Manager found that they did not receive the $50 of relief support emailed to them from a local Food Pantry. As such, she selected the option of having the Emergency Fund Gift card sent to the family via regular mail. The mother was relieved to know that help was on its way. She didn’t need to experience additional stress trying to overcome a technical barrier with an electronic gift card sent to her email account.

These family’s stories illustrate the impact that a small donation can make for those who may be struggling. Together our generous donors can create an enormous impact on so many, one family at a time. We are grateful for the opportunity to support the whole family, contributing to their collective well-being and assuredly helping them heal and recover during these winter months.  

Thanks to a gift from The Hundley Foundation, beginning in March 2022, Eisner Health, is launching a free online course in Spanish and English to new and seasoned fathers in the greater Los Angeles area.

Being a father is not an easy task, especially when you did not have a strong male father figure,” explains Brett Hundley, NFL quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts and founder of the Hundley Foundation. “This course, which is a follow up of the Daddy Bootcamp, seeks to provide fathers information, discussion opportunities and support in their quest to become better parents through communication skills, community resources and deep understanding of their and their kids’ emotional needs. This program is deeply rooted in our foundation’s dedication to improving the lives of children and families in need, through initiatives in epilepsy education, wellness and mentorship”.

The Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program is a free and confidential program is to fathers of children of all ages. The 90-minute weekly classes guide participants through the national evidence-based Nurturing Fathers curriculum. Each session is led by a program facilitator trained by the Good+Foundation.

“The Good+Foundation, with their commitment to supporting fatherhood programs throughout the nation, supported our efforts to structure our curriculum, train our facilitators, and share best practices, “adds Warren Brodine, President + CEO of Eisner Health. “We are extremely grateful and welcome the Hundley Foundation joining our team to improve the lives of community, our families, and our fathers.”

To learn more about the Hundley Foundation Fatherhood Program at Eisner Health, please visit: eisnerhealth.org/fatherhood-programs

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As the COVID-19 virus threatened to overwhelm the nations’ hospitals in March 2020, community clinics served as the first line of defense for residents. The Eisner Health team worked on the front lines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and keep our communities safe.

As we near the end of 2021, Eisner Health continues to be instrumental in ensuring the most vulnerable members of our community have access to COVID-19 vaccines, having administered 19,201 vaccines in Los Angeles County.

As a trusted healthcare provider, Eisner Health educates the community on COVID-19 vaccine safety and strongly recommends vaccines to all eligible patients. Later this month, Eisner Health will be releasing a series of COVID-19 vaccine PSA on our website, social media channels and through targeted emails. “We are proud of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic – from caring for our patients on the phone and video to offering outdoor testing and screening, to vaccinating anyone who needs a shot. Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways we can keep LA safe and strong” said Warren Brodine, Eisner Health’s, President + CEO.

However, new questions arise for families with young children as they navigate the newly announced vaccine requirements for school-age children and those aged five years and older. 

Eisner Health is a voice of reason that parents, guardians, grandparents can rely upon when managing their children’s healthcare.  The medical team at Eisner Health speaks out about the new vaccine mandate for five-year-olds. Explaining her advice to families, pediatrician Dr. Courtney Fischer says, “The CDC and FDA recommend vaccination for everyone five years and older.  Vaccinations can help protect your child from getting COVID-19 and becoming severely ill. Although fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults, children can get sick from COVID-19 and can spread the virus that causes COVID-19 to others. Children can even have lingering symptoms from COVID-19 infection for months or an inflammatory disease MIS-C that you may have heard about. Getting your child vaccinated helps to protect your child and your family.”

Eisner Health play’s a crucial role in the well-being of community residents by providing safe and reliable information, resource and healthcare services for Los Angeles County residents. One example of this principle in action was at a recent mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic using our new vaccination van, a gift from The Eisner Foundation.  A gentleman named Jonathan came to the Los Angeles Public Library – Panorama City location to rent a video and stopped at the Eisner Health COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinic to ask questions. He works as a caretaker, sending money home to his wife and 20-year old son in the Philippines.

As it turns out, his wife had recently passed away from COVID-19, leaving his son to care for the household and make funeral arrangements alone as Jonathan couldn’t fly back due to his job and the cost of the flight. Like many, Jonathan had a massive phobia of needles and had heard a lot of misinformation about the vaccines. However, to honor his wife, he received his first dose of Pfizer on August 14, 2021.  He was so surprised when the vaccine was administered that he didn’t even feel it!  His son was scheduled to receive a vaccine in the Philippines and, due in part to the family tragedy, had started studying to be a nurse. 

Eisner Health is working to keep more and more of our community members healthy and decrease the spread of COVID-19.  For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Facts and Information website page.

Pictured:  A recovering patient getting some fresh air at the facility at the Pico-Union site.

In March 2021, Eisner Health began a new partnership with the National Health Foundation’s Pico-Union Recuperative Care Center (NHF). Homeless patients who have recently been discharged from the hospital come to NHF, a 24-bed facility, for up to 3 weeks to receive recuperative care and recover from illness or injury. Once they have completed their recovery, the homeless patients are connected to short or long-term temporary housing upon release. Eisner Health’s medical and dental teams have been embedded at the site three days a week to provide primary and dental care for the patients.

After discharge from the hospital, NHF’s patients have logistical hurdles navigating transportation and other barriers due to homelessness or medical disabilities. These patients often struggle with setting follow-up appointments and may miss out on important preventative or urgent dental or medical care. Eisner Health’s medical team includes physicians focused on adult care, a dentist, and an on-site case manager to assist the patients with coordinated care and follow-up visits.  Yet, at times, our providers are called upon to go the extra mile to help.   

Jaime Carrillo, Manager of the Health Homes program at Eisner Health states, “Medical and Dental providers are very sensitive to their patients’ needs and they do everything possible to meet them.”  Recently, Eisner Health’s Dental Director, Dr. Lizabeth Chiu’s was scheduled to provide some follow-up care at our downtown dental clinic for one of the patients at NHF; an elderly blind gentleman was lost trying to find his way. Dr. Chiu had to go out on the street, phone in hand, talking her way to his location and then bringing him into the clinic. While it created a long day for Dr. Chiu, this personalized care is a core component of the Eisner Health philosophy of treating the whole person and sets our physicians and dentists apart for their commitment and dedication to those most in need.

For more information about Eisner Health’s community partnerships or to find out how you can get involved, please get in touch with Beth Cole, Development Manager at becole@eisnerhealth.com.

Earlier this year, Eisner Health received a very generous estate gift from Leeba Lessin, a former pediatric patient of Eisner Health.  Her gift is dedicated to our pediatric department and a plaque will be placed in our downtown clinic to honor her life and her gift to Eisner Health. 

Leeba Ruth Lessin was 62 when she passed away at her home in Whittier on January 25, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born on November 20, 1958 in Boyle Heights to her parents Joseph & Carol (Mangler). She graduated from Whittier Christian High School before attending Westmont College in Santa Barbara where she majored in History in 1972. Following her time at Westmont, she went on to earn her MBA from Washington State University, before returning to the Santa Barbara area as her early career years began.

Leeba eventually returned to Whittier, CA where she made it her permanent home. Leeba was never married, but devoted her entire life to the service of others. With more than 30 years as a healthcare executive, she transformed health delivery systems and established a proven ability to execute strategic plans from ideation to implementation. Her vision and leadership generated positive results at more than 20 organizations and shaped the model of care delivery for patients throughout the nation. Her career began at the Santa Barbara Medical Society. She went on to become the Executive Director of Monarch Health System then served as the Vice President at PacificCare. Her crowning achievement was as the President of CareMore Medical until she retired in 2016. She regularly gave speeches at industry conferences and even gave interviews through various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Fox Business News. Among her many accomplishments, Leeba received several distinguished accolades, including the Mathias Award for Excellence in Health Care Leadership, awarded by the Partners in Care Foundation.

After leaving the healthcare world, Leeba became a beloved community figure in Whittier – investing her time, talents and resources in the town that she loved. She had a strong commitment to the business enterprise in Whittier, particularly Uptown Whittier, where she was the owner of Four Bricks, Aunties Café and Lift Coffee. She was also a committed supporter of many foundations in Whittier being active with organizations such as, the Whittier Library Foundation; the Whittier Museum (where she donated personal collections of rare postcards to the library which can be viewed online today); and the Uptown Whittier Association. She also was a lover of the arts, supporting artists and musicians. She recently founded the non-profit, Artforms Whittier, which is an art empowerment organization for youth in the community. Leeba was a true philanthropist – giving from the deepest parts of her heart for the betterment of her community and those around her. Her ability to make every person she interacted with feel special, loved and cherished will be her most missed quality. This is what truly made her one-of-a-kind.

Leeba’s extraordinary estate gift to Eisner Health launched the Leeba Lessin Planned Giving Society at Eisner Health.  The Leeba Lessin Planned Giving Society recognizes and honors friends of Eisner Health who have made a financial commitment to Eisner Health’s future through their estate plans. While traditional cash gifts are invaluable to Eisner Health today, planned giving is a crucial investment in our center’s commitment to provide quality care and be responsive and ready for the future. To learn more about how you too can make a planned gift to Eisner Heath, please contact Leigh Stenberg, at development@eisnerhealth.org

Eisner Health was founded in Los Angeles, CA in March 1920 as the Anita M. Baldwin Hospital for Babies. Anita May Baldwin (1886-1939), from which we were named, was the daughter of Elias “Lucky” Baldwin, a successful business man, investor and real estate owner.  Born in 1886 in San Francisco, CA, Anita and her family moved to Rancho Santa Anita near Los Angeles and upon her father’s death inherited his fortune. Anita was as prolific writer, composer and philanthropist, often giving anonymously, who made significant contributions to the lives of all Angelenos. 

To honor her generosity, a sculpture of Anita, entitled ‘A Legacy of Charity’ by local artist Alfred Paredes, was reveled on October 25, 2021 in Arcadia, CA. The piece was commissioned by her great-great-granddaughter, Margaux Gibson. The bronze statue includes items on and around Anita that represent significant areas of her life, including a pair of baby shoes. The shoes symbolize her twin boys who died shortly after birth., She took this personal tragedy and dedicated herself to the care of children, establishing the Anita M. Baldwin Hospital for Babies in downtown Los Angeles. Today, over 101 years later, caring for the health and wellness of children is still a core mission of Eisner Health, with children making up over half of our patient population.

Other known charitable gifts provided by Anita were the funds and land for the Santa Anita racetrack, the Parker Lyon’s Pony Express Museum, and the Los Angeles County Arboretum. She was also the President of the Los Angeles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals and President of the Humane Society.

In addition to the baby shoes, the statue also contains other items of significance in her life. These items include:

  1. A Maltese Cross on her lapel, which was the racing emblem for the Baldwin Horse Racing Team,
  2. An ink well and pen representing her prolific writing, from music to poetry to recipes,
  3. Sheet music from a song that Anita wrote, entitled ‘The Love’
  4. Peacock feathers, an animal Anita owned many of and cared for. Her love of peacocks came from her father who credited for bringing peacocks to Arcadia
  5. Peacock feathers, an animal Anita owned many of and cared for. Her love of peacocks came from her father who credited for bringing peacocks to Arcadia
  6. Two upturned horse shoes which are a nod to Anita’s famous and storied father,
  7. A Winged Balloon pin which represents her donation of land to the Army during WWI for the creation of The Ross Balloon school, which stood on grounds of what today is the Santa Anita Racetrack
  8. Two books, the one towards the front of Anita is a copy of her cookbook “The Pantophagist”, which means one who eats all kinds of food, as well as a book which represents her poetry,
  9. A wreath, a symbol for the winner’s circle, which represents Anita’s work on building the new track and grandstands, after the original Santa Anita track burned down, and her efforts on getting a racing license for the track after many years of California’s ban on horse racing.

The statue is located on the corner of Huntington Drive and Colorado Place, on the property of the Le Meridien Hotel in Arcadia, CA

Grant will support expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics and a Mobile Vaccination Unit

Eisner Health operates in low-income communities of color in Los Angeles that have been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic this past year. Additionally, our patients have a higher risk of morbidity and mortality as they have delivered essential services and lived in overcrowded and often multigenerational households. We have seen the heartbreaking health and economic disparities relative to other areas of Los Angeles County, which is why Eisner Health is grateful to announce a $400,000 grant from The Eisner Foundation in support of the expansion of our COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

“Eisner Health has been a vital healthcare provider in Los Angeles for decades, and never has their work been more important than in the past year,” said Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation. “We are proud to support their efforts to make sure all Angelenos can be vaccinated in an equitable way.”

The generous funding from the Eisner Foundation grant will be vital to supporting Eisner Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine efforts in two key ways:

1). Eisner Health will purchase our first ever vaccine and immunization van along with hiring the medical professionals required to meet the community need. In just a few months, this new mobile clinic will be out in the community reaching patients and community members who are not able to come an Eisner Health site, including homeless and senior populations. In addition to providing a COVID-19 vaccine and childhood and adult immunizations, the vehicle will contain one medical chair to ensure individualized and private primary care is available.

2) Funds from the Eisner Foundation will also provide additional staffing to help support the expansion of Eisner Health’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Lynwood, as well as support vaccine efforts throughout the organization.

“This grant is so vital to our mission and the work we do every day.” said Becky Murphy, RN, BSN, Vice President of Clinical Operations. “Our mission at Eisner Health is to provide quality health care to anyone who needs it, and therefore this funding will elevate our ability to do just that.”

In addition to providing a robust COVID-19 vaccine program, the ability to serve the Los Angeles community via a mobile clinic provides us an opportunity to increase the number of patients Eisner Health is able to serve. 

“Eisner Health is a community health care leader in Los Angeles,” said Warren Brodine, President + CEO. “This transformative gift and continued partnership from the Eisner Foundation is instrumental to our ability to serve the most vulnerable Angelenos and provide the quality care they deserve, regardless of ability to pay.”


Founded in 1920, Eisner Health is a quality-focused, federally qualified community health center dedicated to improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of people in the communities we serve regardless of ability to pay. Eisner Health has historically provided low-income patients with convenient clinic locations, and culturally-sensitive, comprehensive care throughout Los Angeles County. For more information about the Eisner Health, please visit www.eisnerhealth.org.

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Grant will support care coordination efforts in hard-to-reach populations

Eisner Health is grateful to announce a $75,000 unrestricted grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation in support of care coordination efforts. These efforts are aimed at patients who have been hospitalized or had a visit to the emergency room, and help connect patients to after care in their medical home. The grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation allows Eisner Health to have staff members reach out personally to patients who have had a discharge and arrange for transportation, home health equipment and supplies, medication refills, and referrals to community support services to speed recovery.

“Transitions of care – making sure patients are taken care of when they leave the hospital – is the key to helping people get healthy and avoiding unnecessary rehospitalization,” stated Deborah Lerner, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Eisner Health, and a Family Physician. “All research shows that effectively managing the transition from hospital to home is what gives people the best chance at a speedy, and full, recovery,” she added.

“We are honored to have our work recognized by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, and want to say a big ‘Thank you!’ to them,” said Warren J. Brodine, President and CEO of Eisner Health. “We are grateful that they are so supportive of our work to make sure our patients receive all the care they need after a hospitalization. The S. Mark Taper Foundation is helping us achieve our vision of a healthy Los Angeles for all. This grant is a key part of that vision,” he continued.

Eisner Health provides primary and preventive health care to more than 45,000 residents of greater Los Angeles every year, serving patients in 20 locations throughout the county, including a core hub of care in downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles County still has almost 1,000,000 people without a regular source of primary health care.


Founded in 1920, Eisner Health is a quality-focused, federally qualified non-profit community health center dedicated to improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of people in the communities we serve regardless of income. Eisner Health has historically provided low-income patients with convenient clinic locations, and culturally-sensitive, comprehensive care throughout Los Angeles County. For more information about the Eisner Health, please visit www.eisnerhealth.org. Follow Eisner Health on social media at @EisnerHealth (Instagram and Facebook) and @Eisner_Health (Twitter)

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Warren J. Brodine, President & CEO, Eisner Health (213) 328-8300, wbrodine@eisnerhealth.org

California Health Report
By Claudia Boyd-Barrett • Aug 19, 2019

Soon after news broke last week of the Trump administration’s finalized “public charge” rule, benefit enrollers at the Eisner Health community clinic in downtown Los Angeles started getting phone calls.

Patients enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance program for low-income people, and CalFresh, California’s food stamp program, asked to end their family’s coverage. Those with pending applications pleaded to pull out.

Many of these patients were non-permanent residents who, under the new federal immigration rule, could have difficulty obtaining a green card if they’ve received certain government-funded aid, or if immigration officials determine they might need that aid in the future. But they were also cancelling coverage for family members unaffected by the rule, including their U.S.-citizen children, said Eisner Health enrollment specialist Gilbert Soto.

“Our patients are confused and fearful,” he said. “We’re letting them know and we’re reassuring them that the children are not impacted by the new public charge rule,” but they’re still pulling out, Soto said.

This exodus from health and food benefit programs—even of people who should have nothing to worry about under the new regulation—is expected to amplify across California and the nation as fear and misinformation about the rule spreads. Even before the “public charge” rule was finalized Aug. 12, organizations working with immigrants reported an uptick in clients dropping out of benefits and forgoing medical care, including for their children.

Many people are reportedly withdrawing from programs that aren’t even under the scope of the regulation, such as emergency medical assistance, Medi-Cal for pregnant women and children, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). At the Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles last week, a young, pregnant student told the doctor she didn’t want to enroll in Medi-Cal for her prenatal care, recounted Anita Zamora, deputy director and chief operations officer.

“Obviously that’s incredibly concerning to have somebody who’s pregnant and potentially have that baby not getting the care that they need,” Zamora said. “What if she develops a high-risk condition and she doesn’t have the coverage to access those services?”

Researchers say the rule is having a “chilling effect.” While the regulation affects about 500,000 people already living in the United States who apply for green cards each year, about 13.5 million people—including 7.6 million children—could be at risk of un-enrolling in Medicaid (the federal name for the MediCal program), according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

study by UCLA and UC Berkeley last year estimated that, in California alone, up to 765,000 immigrants could drop nutrition assistance and health insurance because of fear, confusion and misinformation about the rule. Almost 70 percent of those losing benefits would be children, said Riti Shimkhada, an analyst with UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research. Many of these children live in mixed-status families where some members are legal residents or U.S. citizens, and others are undocumented.

“It has huge ripple effects,” said Shimkhada. “Disruption in health and wellbeing coverage really impacts communities and public health as a whole, especially if kids and families aren’t getting needed preventive care (or) immunizations.”

Not having adequate health coverage can also affect children’s educations, Shimkhada said. “If you don’t have enough food you’re not able to perform well in school.”

California will need to launch informational campaigns to counter misinformation about the rule and prevent families from needlessly un-enrolling from benefits, said Shimkhada. Otherwise, the state could potentially lose millions of dollars in federal funding for safety-net programs, which could in turn negatively impact California’s economy as a whole, the researchers predicted.

The state is suing the federal government over the rule, and two of California’s most populous counties—San Francisco and Santa Clara—have filed a separate lawsuit.

Meanwhile, health clinics are scrambling to reassure immigrant community members that it’s still safe to go to the doctor and to get health insurance for their kids.

Venice Family Clinic is drafting talking points for medical employees and creating patient pamphlets to help answer questions about “public charge,” Zamora said. At Eisner Health, officials are planning to hold workshops to inform patients and address the stress they’re feeling because of the new rule, Director of Development Emily Bush said.

“We just want to be able to provide our patients with as much accurate information as possible to make sure they can still get the care they need,” she said. “We want everybody to be able to access health care, and this (rule) really prohibits that.”

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