Author: Mariah Castaneda

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.

For Los Angeles Students who are Homeless, a School Provides Hope

In Los Angeles County, 63,000 students are considered homeless this year. Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity, Social Justice and Action YouthBuild, or LA CAUSA, is a project based learning school in East Los Angeles that provides a high school diploma program for “historically disenfranchised” Los Angeles residents ages 16-24. These are the stories of three formerly homeless students who are enrolled in the program.

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