June 24th, 2022

NUHW statement on the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

The overturning of Roe v. Wade is a devastating decision that jeopardizes the health and safety of millions of people in our country and denies the basic right of autonomy over one’s body for more than half our population. Today’s ruling marks the first time that the Supreme Court has recognized a constitutional right and […]

May 26th, 2022

May 2022 PULSE

In May, NUHW members conducted the largest behavioral health strike ever in Hawaii, helped secure an investigation into Kaiser’s behavioral health services in California, welcomed more new members who work for Sutter Health, and commemorated Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out the stories, including a profile on the California Alliance of Retired Americans, and follow […]

May 26th, 2022

CARA and NUHW: Fighting together for health justice

One issue that binds NUHW with its closest allies is our conviction that healthcare is a human right. So last June, on the day that California officially lifted COVID-19 restrictions, NUHW members flocked to the State Capital to rally for Medicare for All, a single payer healthcare system that would guarantee all Californians with equal […]

May 24th, 2022

Kaiser faces new behavioral health probe

Citing mounting concerns from mental health advocates including NUHW members and a surge in patient complaints, California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) is launching a comprehensive investigation into whether Kaiser Permanente is providing adequate mental health coverage to the 9.4 million Californians enrolled in its health plan. The agency, which was already working on […]

May 24th, 2022

News of the Month — May 2022

Some of these stories may require a subscription.  Scientific American quoted NUHW member Jessica Dominguez, founder and lead clinician of La Clínica, which offers culturally sensitive mental health therapy to Latinx patients at a Richmond Kaiser Permanente center, in a story about the need to make mental health services available to all, most importantly those […]