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March 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic bringing racial inequities in California and throughout the U.S. into sharp relief, the California Legislature is considering a systematic approach to curbing racial inequity via SB 17, introduced in the California Senate by Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento). SB 17,  which has now been referred to the Governmental Organization Committee and the Judiciary Committee, builds on the commitment Gov.

February 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region announced the introduction of Senate Bill 422, a measure that will amend the State Civil Services Act so that the State can expand healthcare services at state prisons and hospitals.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic there is an urgent need to improve accountability and continuity of care at California State facilities,” said Dr. Senator Richard Pan. “This best can be achieved by providing patients entrusted with state care greater access to the quality care provided by state physicians.”

February 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO—Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region made the following statement against the attack on Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s family and home:

“I wish to express my dismay and condemnation of the attack on Mayor Steinberg’s family and home that took place Saturday evening. It is unacceptable in our community to go to a person’s home to taunt and threaten their family, including their children, and damage their property, and the perpetrators should be held accountable.

February 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO,CA – As the United States is in the midst of a major sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) epidemic that has broad-reaching impacts on the health of women, men and maternal-child health, Dr.

January 30, 2021

SACRAMENTO –Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator responded to the interruption of the Dodger Stadium vaccination site when anti-vaxxers marched to the entrance on Saturday, prompting officials to close the gate to secure the site.

January 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – As myths and misinformation about vaccines swirl online that fuel vaccine hesitancy, Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator responded to news reports about an individual that received the coronavirus vaccine and died several hours later.

January 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator and pediatrician made the following statement following threats of gun violence made to California State Legislators at the State Capitol:

January 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — Dr. Richard Pan, state senator representing the Sacramento region and Chair of the Senate Health Committee made the following statement regarding the Governor’s announcement that the budget will propose $300 million to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine:

December 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan today that will establish a health authority in Sacramento County to improve oversight of quality, cost and access to Medi-Cal services.

December 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region introduced Senate Bill 17 today, which calls on California to declare racism as a public health crisis and to enact state policies to address systemic and institutional racism leading to poorer health outcomes and disparities in communities of color.