‘Public Health’ Archive
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Join Ninez Ponce, associate director of the Center and incoming director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health at the UCLA Fielding School for Public Health, for a panel discussion “Global Health: Meeting the Greatest Challenges” tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.
In this health forum, our panelists will discuss several crucial and … [ Read full post ]
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
An article in the Salinas Californian said the health of undocumented farm workers is important to the $4 billion Salinas Valley agricultural industry, but workers are unaware of what health services are available to them. The story cited the recent journal article in Health Affairs by Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research.
Read … [ Read full post ]
Monday, May 5th, 2014
A journal article published in the May issue of Health Affairs and picked up by PBS NewsHour says undocumented immigrants in California see the doctor and use ERs much less often than U.S. citizens and documented immigrants.
Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, is lead author of the article, which notes that one … [ Read full post ]
Friday, April 18th, 2014
More than 8 million people nationwide enrolled for health coverage on the new exchanges, according to a San Jose Mercury News story. “It’s a Super Bowl moment,” said Center director Gerald Kominski, in the interview. A late surge of young adult and Latino sign-ups pushed California’s tally to nearly 1.4 million, the story … [ Read full post ]
Monday, April 7th, 2014
Health educator Sarah Ramirez is trying to improve the diets of undernourished residents in Tulare County by harvesting and delivering excess local farm produce to food banks, CNN reports. The story says nearly three-quarters of adults in the area are either overweight or obese, according to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
Working as … [ Read full post ]