Press Release

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s January budget proposal:

Friday, October 25, 2019

From disaster preparedness tips to free immunizations, this Saturday's Back to School Health Fair in East Palo Alto will offer many local resources to prepare children and families for this school year.

Hosted by Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, the free event will provide flu shots plus vision, hearing, dental and Hepatitis B screenings, according to Berman's office. There will also be booths featuring organizations from across the 24th Assembly District that will provide information on local resources such as free legal services, therapy, service support animals and health care providers.

"This is an opportunity for attendees to take full advantage of the resources and services that are available at the health fair," Berman said.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The state of California will pay $3.85 million to researchers at the University of California, Davis, to develop the nation’s first program to train health care professionals to help their patients reduce firearm-related injury and death, university officials announced Tuesday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom approved the funding on Friday when he signed Assembly Bill 521 . Money will go toward educating a variety of California providers, including practicing physicians, mental health care professionals, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, health professions students and other specialists.

Dr. Amy Barnhorst, a UC Davis Health psychiatrist, will oversee the training. She has spent a good deal of her career studying gun violence, suicide and public mental health.

Monday, October 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 623, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), which would provide county elections officials more flexibility to update and improve ballot layouts for voters.

Friday, October 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 521, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), which tasks the UC Davis Firearm Violence Research Center with establishing firearm violence prevention education and training programs for health care providers.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 538, joint authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) and Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell), which modernizes and improves forensic and medical care for sexual assault survivors.