California’s Surgeon General answers your questions


In a wide-reaching Q&A session, Carmela Coyle, President and CEO of the California Hospital Association, sat down with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris to ask some of the Our Health California community’s most pressing questions.

Read on to see how she answered!

On the importance of masks and other “non-pharmaceutical interventions”:

On the factors that contribute to racial health disparities:

On the impact of stress on health care workers, and how we can support them:

On the importance of getting routine health care:

On talking to children about the pandemic:

On the impact of COVID-19 on our general well-being:

On managing pandemic stress in ourselves, our families, and our communities:

On why instances of substance abuse are increasing during the pandemic:

On the health impacts of distance learning:

On navigating the flu season during the pandemic: