An analysis of data on over 16,000 Hispanic participants from a variety of countries finds wide variety in diseases, risk factors and lifestyles among people who identify as Hispanic in the U.S.
Month: February 2014
Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea recently headlined the second annual Clinton Health Matters Conference in La Quinta, Calif. They announced $100 million in corporate pledges to improve health across the U.S., and $11 million of that money will go to the Coachella Valley.
More than 4 million people have now signed up for the Affordable Care Act, President Obama announced this week, and most of those will likely go on to pay their premiums and receive health insurance. But does health insurance equal health care?
California was the first state under the microscope as the Kaiser Family Foundation last week began a multi-state review of how previously uninsured people are faring under the Affordable Care Act (ACA.)
The initiative, called My Brother’s Keeper, will seek solutions to the problems that face boys and young men of color in a public-private partnership supported by a roster of major foundations, including the Ford Foundation, the Annie E Casey Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the California Endowment.* A total of 10 foundations have committed to raise $200 million and pledged $7.5 million to create a blueprint and coordinate action on the initiative.
Martha Luque has diabetes, so she knew she needed health insurance. But the 60-year-old apartment manager almost lost coverage this year, because of the shifting landscape of California health programs.
Public health, obesity, school, business and community experts convened in Washington, D.C. last week at the inaugural workshop of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) new Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. The Roundtable will spend the next few years holding meetings, public workshops and innovation collaboratives and producing background papers with a goal of creating consensus on strategies to prevent and reduce obesity said Bill Purcell, co-chair of the Roundtable, who previously was the mayor of Nashville, Tenn.
The Inland Empire is on track to meet the state’s goal of enrolling 76,069 people from the region into plans from the Covered California insurance exchange, according to figures just released. Enrollment hit 39,474 during the first half of the sign-up period, which is 52% of the goal.
In its first such act since gaining tobacco regulatory authority five years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued orders to stop the further sale and distribution of four tobacco products that are currently on the market.
In California, deaths from flu have soared this year over 2013 according to information recently released by the California Department of Public Health. The number of confirmed flu-related deaths as of February 14 for the state was 243, strikingly higher than the 26 deaths confirmed by the same point last year.