More than four million kids are covered by Denti-Cal, but with only 35 percent of dentists accepting their insurance, they are having a difficult time getting their oral health needs met. With more than a million more children expected to enroll as health reforms take effect, advocates worry dental access will only worsen.
Month: February 2013
Christina’s Smile Children’s Dental Clinic has been following the PGA tour for 20 years, stopping in nearby communities to offer free dental services to low-income, uninsured children from ages 6 to 15.
As the number of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer continues to rise, an independent committee of medical researchers, community stakeholders and advocates are urging for more research that zeroes-in on preventive and environmental causes of the disease.
People in same-sex relationships face intimate violence as often as straight people do – but the victim services available now are not enough to keep gay, lesbian and transgender people safe from their abusers, advocates say.
Health-care seekers visiting the federal Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan website February 16th were met by a window with large red letters reading “Enrollment Suspension.” The plan has stopped adding new subscribers and state administers of the plan will do the same March 2nd.
After a shooter wounded two doctors at a Los Angeles County hospital in the 1990s, metal detectors were installed at county medical facilities. Now that Obamacare is poised to bring more choice to low-income patients, the county wants to remove the metal detectors, causing doctors, patients and other wonder about their safety.
Getting services to homeless youth is essential to preventing chronic homelessness, advocates say.
When it comes to getting her kids the healthcare she needs, Monica Villalobos faces many challenges. A single mom with three kids under five, she doesn’t have a car, works long hours and shares parenting with her mom, who speaks very little English.
Health care professionals, policymakers and African American women recently gathered in Merced to share their views on the social and racial barriers that keep women of color from being active participants in their own health care and to develop strategies that will improve the health outcomes of all African American women in the county.
Jeff Oxendine wanted to pursue a developing interest in public health in college – but he didn’t know how, until he found an internship program that set him on his path. Now an Associate Dean at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, he’s also the founder of an innovative program that helps more students like him find their way into the health care field.