Author: Hannah Guzik

Afraid of Law Enforcement, Immigrants in Abusive Relationships Face Safety Dilemma

Interpersonal assault victims, who already faced stigma and a culture that often blames them for their assault, now must contend with a president who himself has been accused of sexual assault. Further, President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have left many California victims who are undocumented afraid to even step foot in a courthouse or police station, for fear that they may be deported.

Palliative Care Coming for 7,400 Medi-Cal Patients, But Others Will Be Left Out

When Kirsten Dearing stands up, her autonomic nervous system goes haywire, causing her blood pressure to plummet and her heart to race. It’s a condition that sometimes leaves the Santa Rosa resident unable to cope with everyday tasks, and she’s spent the last two years trying to sort through possible medications, weighing side effects against her debilitating symptoms.

LGBT Clinic Opens in Ventura to Fill Gaping Need for Health Care

A Ventura clinic is the first health center in the Central Coast region specifically for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In a time when mainstream culture has made strides in recognizing LGBT rights, access to culturally sensitive health care remains out of reach for many who identify outside traditional gender or sexual norms.

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