In a First for California, Nurse Practitioners to Deliver Primary Care without Physician Supervision

Nurse practitioners, who hold masters or doctorate degrees in nursing, can diagnose patients, prescribe medication and admit patients to the hospital. Yet in California, they typically work under the supervision of medical doctors despite their years of training.  One VA health system is piloting a new program to allow nurse practitioners to work with full practice authority in the state of California.

New School Lunch Law Will Help Fight Hunger

Nearly all of my clinic patients in South Los Angeles live at or below the poverty level and many struggle to put food on the table.

Recognizing that too many kids go hungry, the California legislature passed The Feed the Kids Act, Senate bill 138, which goes into effect on January 1. This program will provide school meals to some of the state’s poorest kids.

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