Press Releases

July 1, 2020

Sacramento, CA – While an increasing number of public health officials receive threats to their safety and that of their family, and as eight public health officials in California have resigned or retired since mid-April, Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator, introduced SB 483 to keep the personal information of health officers confidential. 

June 18, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator representing the Sacramento region made the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s order to wear face coverings in public or high-risk settings:

June 18, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator representing the Sacramento region and Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced SB 275 today to ensure California is ready on day one of a pandemic or other public health crises with a strong stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE) so our healthcare and other essential workers that we depend on don’t go unprotected like they did during the current pandemic. 

April 29, 2020

Leaders Launch “Feeding the Frontlines: Catering to the Needs of Essential Workers” and Serve Lunch UC Davis Health Workers

 

April 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator representing the Sacramento area made the following statement today, the start of the 25th National Public Health Week:

 

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an alarming and historic high in California and across the country

February 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO – As sexually transmitted disease rates increase at alarming and historic highs in California and across the country, Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator representing the Sacramento area, introduced SB 885 to expand access to STD care and coverage for low-income Californians who are uninsured, enrolled in Medi-Cal, or do not obtain services directly at a health center.

February 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Dr. Richard Pan, state senator representing the Sacramento region and Chair of the Senate Health Committee is in close contact with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and monitoring the response to novel coronavirus outbreak. 

“While the novel coronavirus is a serious public health concern and health officials are taking every precaution to protect the public, the risk to the general public in California remains low,” said Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region.

One in Five Americans Get Their News from Social Media Sources, Over 50 Percent of Teens Get Their News from YouTube

January 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO – As more Americans turn to social media as their primary news source, and as social media companies obtain larger profits from advertising dollars, Dr. Richard Pan has introduced a measure to hold social media companies to the same truth in advertising liability standards that traditional media outlets must adhere to, and bring accountability for the content social media companies recommend to users through their algorithms.

Social Media has Been Used by Shooters to Further Victimize the Subject of their Assault and it Incentives Violent Behavior by those Seeking to go Viral

January 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Because live-streaming violent crimes has become part of a disturbing and perverse trend, Dr. Richard Pan introduced a measure, Senate Bill 890, to prevent social media websites from being used as a tool to further traumatize victims of violent crimes and their families.

October 22, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics, California has established an annual award to honor an early career California pediatrician who excels in advocacy on behalf of California children.