Giving undocumented immigrants access to health coverage would strengthen California both economically and socially, Associate Center Director Steven P. Wallace, Enrico Marcelli and Manuel Pastor write in a Sacramento Bee Op-Ed column, saying “their future is our future.” Read the column.
Posts Tagged ‘racial/ethnic health disparities’
I don’t spend my work hours crunching data sets and pouring over confidence intervals, nor churning out reports dense with charts and tables and graphs. Numbers and statistics don’t frequently require much of my attention. Yet, data play a remarkably fundamental role in my work to reduce the burden of asthma as part of Regional … [ Read full post ]
Poor and minority parents are disproportionately exposed to pollution, and that exposure may have life-long consequences for their babies, writes Janet Currie, a Princeton expert on health disparities, in a new article for The American Economic Review. Currie notes that even in utero exposure can be harmful and result in low-birth weight, a condition … [ Read full post ]
African-American adults are five times more likely than any other group to report higher asthma-related emergency room care, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study, lead by a team from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, looked at patients of diverse ethnicities who experienced persistent … [ Read full post ]
A new bill by Assemblyman Mike Eng seeks to remedy a very Californian problem: lack of data about the state’s rich ethnic diversity. Specifically, AB 1088 would require every state agency, board and commission to expand the number of ethnic groups it counts from 11 to 21, mirroring those reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, … [ Read full post ]