State regulators this week called for tighter restrictions on the use of a controversial pesticide linked to developmental disabilities and health problems in children, but advocates for farmworker communities called the proposal inadequate.
A proposal by the Trump administration to weigh immigrants’ use of certain public programs when deciding whether to approve applications for permanent residency threatens the health of hundreds of thousands of California children, according to a new report.
The Trump administration’s Health and Human Services Department is poised to redefine gender as an immutable characteristic dependent on a person’s biological sex assigned at birth. Yet medical science knows that biologic sex cannot always be predicted by a quick inspection of a baby’s genitals in the delivery room (the basis of many birth certificates) or even a chromosome count.
The Trump administration’s proposed changes to public charge rules for deciding immigration cases could push thousands of Californians out of government assistance programs and result in billions of dollars of losses to the state’s economy, according to a forthcoming analysis from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
The recently formed California Children’s Trust said the state’s mental health system for youth is disjointed, messy, and overly focused on treating mental illness rather than prevention. The result: suicides, mental health crises and hospitalizations among youth have skyrocketed.
African Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders living in California are just as likely to have health insurance as whites, marking a significant turnaround from five years ago, new data shows.
California’s Department of Health Care Services paid at least $4 billion in Medi-Cal payments and claims for people who may have been ineligible for the health insurance plan, according to a state audit released this week.
Young children who experience discrimination are at heightened risk for mental health and behavior problems, but less so if they have a strong sense of racial and ethnic identity, a new study suggests.
Marvin Jackson, 70, has been an avid tennis player for most of his life. When he noticed that his urine was a deep brown color, he wrote it off as dehydration. Then, in 2012, Jackson, who is African American, learned from his doctor that his dark urine was actually a sign that he had hepatitis C. On a follow-up visit he got more bad news: a diagnosis of liver cancer.
California is expanding a program that allows low-income elderly and disabled people eligible for care in a nursing facility to stay in their own homes instead.
By downloading the free Concrn mobile app, the general public can use their smartphone to report non-emergency crisis situations involving the homeless. Their reports are checked out by Concrn staff, like Neil Shah, a compassionate responder for the non-profit community-based crisis reporting service.