News and Media: Joe Simitian for Congress

What’s Happening

  • Santa Clara County looks to expand low-cost drug program

    The county’s $1 million MedAssist initiative, which launched last March, offers monthly grants to pay for asthma inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors (EPI pens), insulin and other diabetes medications. The program serves county residents 18 and up with valid prescriptions and proof of out-of-pocket expenses for health care. It helps residents who make too much to qualify Read More

  • New Bay Area clinics provide mental health care, other services to youths

    Phebe Cox grew up in what might seem an unlikely mental health danger zone for a kid: tony Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. But behind its facade of family success and wealth, she said, is an environment of crushing pressure on students to perform. By 2016, when Cox was in middle school, Read More

  • More Californians 65 and older can get shots as Santa Clara County, Sutter Health change policies

    Californians over 65 are getting more options for vaccinations, as Sutter Health and Santa Clara County announced that people in that age range could sign up for shots. “Our effort to get more and more folks vaccinated requires both simplicity and clarity, and we’ve had too little of both, quite frankly, until today,” said Supervisor Read More

  • Open Forum: Counties need to share best practices to secure our elections

    Counties are on the front line in the never-ending battle to secure our elections. Collaboration and communication among these counties can — indeed, must — play a vital role in these efforts. But we make it much too hard for counties to learn from one another and share best practices.