Posts Tagged ‘racial/ethnic health disparities’

Column: “Their future is our future”

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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.

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Racism, discrimination shorten the lives of African Americans in state

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

CRB-90pxAfrican Americans in the state live to an average age of 73, seven years shorter than white Californians, according to a report on older African Americans by the California Research Bureau.

The study was commissioned at the request of Assembly member Mariko Yamada, Chair of the Committee on Aging and Longterm Care.

Using … [ Read full post ]

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Joel Ervice: Data – Helping to Define What We Do and How We Do It

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

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 ]

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Even in the womb, babies are not safe from the effects of pollution

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

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 ]

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African Americans, asthma and the ER

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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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 ]

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New bill calls for expanded data collection on ethnic groups

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Lawmaker wants state to count more ethnic groups

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 ]

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