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“D” grade

Monday, February 10th, 2014

2014childrensreportcard-thumbCalifornia ranked 41st out of 50 states in promoting the well-being of its 9.3 million children, according to a new report card published by the national child advocacy organization Children Now.  The report makes extensive use of Center research as well as data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to justify the dismal grade. … [ Read full post ]

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Excluded from health care

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Although many people will gain health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act, 11 million undocumented immigrants will not. Steven P. Wallace, associate director of the Center, will discuss this excluded group in a webinar on Feb. 13 and suggest policies that could improve their chances of health care. Join the webinar.

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Gov. Brown signs legislation to include health in transportation planning

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

On September 19, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that seeks to create neighborhoods that promote health of all Californians.  Authored by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel), Assembly Bill 441 would require the California Transportation Commission to take the health of residents potentially impacted by transportation projects into consideration with making planning decisions.

In particular, the … [ Read full post ]

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Report: 2012 Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Monday, August 20th, 2012

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Report: Adolescents growing up LGBT in America

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
A new report published by the Human Rights Campaign surveys Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth to measure key factors that impact their daily lives including:
  • A sense of being accepted by family, peers, and the larger community
  • Access to LGBT affirmative support and services
  • Negative experiences such as verbal harassment, cyber-bullying, exclusion from activities
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UCLA Study: Ten CA counties’ fragmented safety-net programs make strides toward integrated health care network

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Ten California counties have made great strides toward establishing a patient-centered health care system that provides access to coordinated and efficient care, but more work remains to be done. 

That’s the upshot of a new Center article in the August issue of Health Affairs that examines how effectively counties have transitioned from a fragmented safety-net … [ Read full post ]

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