The Community Action Plan is a result of “Turning Data into Action (TDA): Fighting Air Pollution in Two Immigrant Communities.” The two year project engaged more than 450 community leaders in an assessment and planning process leading to the development of the plan which addresses the effects of air pollution on asthma, … [ Read full post ]
A new report shows the population of California kids shrinking – 33% of state population in 1970 projected at 21% by 2030. Kids born in 2015 will carry double the economic weight of supporting seniors compared to kids born in 1985.
California’s population of children is shrinking, and that means some big changes ahead for … [ Read full post ]
Just in time for the 2012 presidential election, the health care proposals of President Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee, are summarized in a new policy note by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
A child is desperately ill, and a family faces a stark choice: Should they try to save the child’s life with therapeutic treatments, or ease the pain through hospice and other pain-relief services?
This is the current dilemma of families seeking support through Medicaid to care for a child with a life-threatening condition. Under current … [ Read full post ]
While automobiles provide many benefits, they also have negative impacts. For example, car crashes account for an estimated $180 billion and air pollution from traffic accounts for an estimated $50-80 billion, according to a report by the American Public Health Association. The report draws on numerous sources to better understand the costs behind transportation.… [ Read full post ]