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Health and Salinas Valley’s undocumented farm workers

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.
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Undocumented immigrants use of health services low

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 ]

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Mental health and substance abuse services under the ACA

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Dylan Roby, director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, will be part of an LA Community Health Project panel Monday, April 21, and discuss expanded benefits and access to mental health and substance use disorder services under the Affordable Care Act.

The discussion is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

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More than 8 million enroll on health exchanges nationwide

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 ]

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Tulare County’s local excess crops feed locals in need

Monday, April 7th, 2014

CHIS_Logo-smHealth 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).

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Link between health and housing

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

healthyhomesShadowAccording to the U.S. Surgeon General, a healthy home “supports the health of its residents.” By that definition many residences in California fail to meet that standard, according to a study by the California Department of Public Health and California Breathing. Homes can be plagued by structural problems — broken staircases or inadequate plumbing … [ Read full post ]

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