Spooked by ICE raids in their communities, news of family separations at the border, and anti-immigrant policies from the federal government, undocumented domestic violence survivors are staying with abusers longer and shunning help, often at risk of their lives. Survivors who do come forward also face greater challenges to pursuing safety and stability than in the past.
Undocumented immigrants in California are at high risk for mental health challenges, but local governments aren’t doing enough to ensure they get care, according to a new report.
Research has shown that drug reps influence doctors’ prescribing behavior. Los Angeles County has repurposed drug reps to sell syphilis testing to local doctors.
More than 1 in 10 Latinos living in the Central Valley would not get counted in next year’s census if plans to add the citizenship question move ahead.
A California law that went into effect in 2016 allows pharmacists to prescribe, not just dispense, many forms of birth control. But three years in, only fifteen percent of pharmacies offer the option and too few women know about it.
Fewer than half of children with Denti-Cal, the state’s low-income dental program, received preventative care at a dentist’s office in 2017. Still, that’s 20 percent more than did before the state improvements began.
Despite California’s leadership in expanding health coverage to a record number of Californians, we have a crisis that hardly anyone is addressing: Our state still fails to provide the quality—and quantity—of care needed by our largest ethnic group.
Hospital stays for victims can run hours to months but during that time the caseworkers—who often come from the same neighborhoods as their clients—listen, talk and link them to assistance.
Although California is spending millions of dollars on rehabilitation programs for prison inmates, there’s little evidence to show those programs are effective, according to a state audit.
A California lawmaker has resurrected a bill targeting the profits of the state’s kidney dialysis industry, arguing it will ensure patients who qualify for Medicare or Medi-Cal don’t get pushed into private insurance plans.
Gavin Newsom kicked off his term as governor by unveiling several health care proposals on his first day in office. But to truly transform health and achieve health equity in our state, we need to address the community conditions that determine whether we will be healthy and safe in the first place, long before the medical system gets involved.