Month: June 2017

In Los Angeles’ Senior Communities, Promotoras Offer Health Guidance In Spanish

As California’s Latino population ages, promatoras are increasingly seen as a way to boost senior health in a way that honors their culture.

A promotora typically receives specialized training to provide information to residents in the Latino communities in which they live. Promotoras make house calls, go to PTA meetings and offer informal presentations in school classrooms.

In a Push for Fair Treatment, Los Angeles LGBT Center Creates New Categories for Relationship Violence

A four-category system for intimate partner violence that Susan Holt created with her colleagues at the Los Angeles LGBT Center has become a standard of practice at the non-profit, the largest provider of LGBT medical and mental health services nationwide. But Holt and her colleagues are still working to spread the word about the four categories, which, Holt believes, can be helpful for treating the wider community as well.

California Needs Palliative Care Standards, and This is a Start

In California, we need to begin creating and implementing standards for palliative care sooner rather than later, due in part to a new state law. SB 1004, approved by the California legislature in 2014, requires the state’s low-income health plan, Medi-Cal, to provide access to palliative care services.

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