Posts Tagged ‘low-income’

Inland health plan enrollment reaches 1 million

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

CHIS_LogoA story in California Healthline says enrollment in a not-for-profit insurer that covers San Bernardino and Riverside county’s low-income residents has more than doubled, from 500,000 in 2011 to 1 million today.

The story cited California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data that estimated the share of uninsured residents in the two counties in 2007 at … [ Read full post ]

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Shana Alex Lavarreda: Bringing bankers to the table to close the “health-wealth” gap

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Shana Alex Lavarreda, director of health insurance studies at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, describes a Sept. 27  presentation she gave at a community forum organized by the New America Foundation that brought bankers together with hospitals, advocates and community leaders to address health and wealth disparities among low-income residents in California.[ Read full post ]

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Jazmin Zane: Air pollution: Plan of attack

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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By Jazmin Zane, ALERT Project Manager

We know air pollution is a huge health problem, especially in Los Angeles, one of the smoggiest cities in the country.  But how do we fight back?  

Recently local groups in two of the worst-affected areas — Long Beach and Boyle Heights — decided to do something about it. … [ Read full post ]

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April 6 forum on health disparities, environment

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH DISPARITIES FORUM IN L.A.: Join Community Health Councils, together with other health advocates and some of the state’s most well-regarded leaders in public health, on April 6 for an educational forum about

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