Thanks to our early sponsors!

Our Fourth Annual Salmon Barbecue is coming up in two short weeks! Our sponsor deadline is coming up even quicker--Friday 9/15--so be sure to order this week! Many thanks to our early sponsors: Big John’s Market • Jackson Family Wines • Puma Springs Vineyards • Barbara Grasseschi & Tony Crabb • Eagle Distributing • Mark Gleason• Bear Republic Brewing Company • Costeaux Bakery • Amoruso Printing  Read more

Panel to study doctor shortage

Experts say California’s providers tend to shun regions with lower pay California’s severe shortage of primary care doctors is among the pressing health care issues that will be examined by a new statewide commission bringing together leaders in health, education and workforce development. Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, chairman of the Assembly Health Committee, is among the two dozen people on the California Future Health Workforce Commission who will convene over the next 15 months with the goal of drafting a master plan for bolstering the state’s health workforce. The first of its kind in the state, the commission will emphasize primary care, mental health and care for the aging. “The current system we have isn’t really sustainable,” said Wood, who was a dentist in Cloverdale before joining the State Assembly. ”As our population ages, we need to make sure we have the right people in the right places to take care of them.” The commission is co-chaired by Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, the largest health education and training system in the country, along with Lloyd Dean, president and CEO of state health care giant Dignity Health.... Read Martin Espinoza's full Press Democrat article

Assemblyman Jim Wood on new statewide commission on the future of health care

California’s severe shortage of primary care doctors is among the pressing health care issues that will be examined by a new statewide commission bringing together leaders in health, education and workforce development. Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, chairman of the Assembly Health Committee, is among the two dozen people on the California Future Health Workforce Commission who will convene over the next 15 months with the goal of drafting a master plan for bolstering the state’s health workforce. The first of its kind in the state, the commission will emphasize primary care, mental health and care for the aging.  Read the complete article by Martin Espinoza at PressDemo.com Read more

Bill would regulate middlemen who help set California drug prices

One of the bills in the California legislature designed to address high prescription drug costs would take aim at the middlemen who negotiate pharmaceutical prices by bringing them under the state's regulatory purview. Read the full article and listen to the interview at 89.3 KPPC.com Read more

Looking forward to our 4th Annual Salmon Barbecue September 24th!

Online tickets and sponsorships now available for our Salmon Barbecue Sunday, September 24th at Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg. Read more

Thanks to our attendees and sponsors

Many thanks to everyone who attended our 12/1 holiday party at the Larrupin' Cafe in Trinidad! And especially to our event sponsors:  California Association of Professional Scientists • Open Door Health • Professional Engineers in California Government • Green Diamond • Humboldt Association of Realtors • Pacific Seafood • Yurok Tribe

2016 Larrupin' Cafe Holiday Dinner 12/1

We are looking forward to our annual holiday dinner in Trinidad coming up Thursday December 1st. This event is extremely limited and sells out quickly so be sure to get your tickets early!

2016 Election

Thank you for your vote! I look forward to serving you in my second term in the California Assembly!

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for a great 3rd Annual Salmon Barbecue!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our third annual event and especially to our sponsors and hard working volunteers! Read more

Save the Date! August 21st Salmon Barbecue in Healdsburg

Save the date and get your tickets now for Sunday August 21 Third Annual Salmon Barbecue! Read more


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