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 ]
‘Public Health’ Archive
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).
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According 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 ]
A Riverside County report based on California Health Interview Survey data showed LGBT residents in the Inland Empire have higher rates of asthma, substance abuse, smoking and other health problems compared to heterosexual residents in the area. Among the findings:
- The smoking rate of lesbians, gay men and bisexual men and women is 31.5 … [ Read full post ]
California 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 ]
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.