Primary care doctors and mental health professionals who work in the same location can better care for their shared patients, said Nadereh Pourat, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research program at the Center, in a California Healthline story. The story is based on a recent study Pourat wrote about integrating the … [ Read full post ]
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Citing California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data on smoking, A Sacramento Bee editorial finds that Bakersfield Assembly District 34, where 19.5 percent of adults light up, is the smokiest district in the state.
Following Bakersfield are Rancho Cordova Assembly District 8 (18.3 percent) Nubieber Assembly District 1 (18.2 percent), Yuba City Assembly District 3 (18 … [ Read full post ]
Millions of Californians have benefited from the ACA reforms, but undocumented immigrants have been left behind, said Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, in a California Health Report story.
A recent California audit found that 56 percent of children in the Medi-Cal dental program – 2.86 million – did not receive dental care through the program in the 2012-13 federal fiscal year, and last week’s state budget failed to address the issue, California Healthline reports.
In comparison, Ohio had the lowest rate of … [ Read full post ]
A large share of adult Asian-American workers in California — 33 percent — are employed at or own a small business, and one in four of them lack health insurance, according to a study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.