The My Birth Matters campaign is aimed at every demographic, but experts are also keenly focused on lowering C-section rates for African-American mothers. Their rate of C-sections is on average 5 percentage points higher than other racial and ethnic groups.
Author: Fran Kritz
Two health plans that serve low-income residents in the Central Valley have consistently failed to meet state standards, recent reports show.
Health Net of San Joaquin and Health Plan San Joaquin, which serve nearly a quarter million Medi-Cal patients combined, failed to meet the state’s minimum performance levels for Medi-Cal health plans since at least 2016.
San Francisco’s street medicine team brings doctors and other health professionals directly to people living on the streets to hear their stories and earn their trust. They provide as many services as the person will accept, from housing and food to medication and medical treatment, including addiction treatment.
More Californians are participating in palliative care programs, but the need still outpaces the supply, according to a new report.
A mapping project just released by the California Healthcare Foundation found significant progress in the number of programs and participants participating in palliative care services compared to four years ago.
Rock star was never Olawale Amubieya’s career goal. Nevertheless, a recent video about him has gotten thousands of views in just a few weeks and fans are seeking him out. Amubieya, a fellow in the department of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the UCLA Medical Center, filmed the video about his work as a doctor for a video series called Black Men in White Coats. “The weight of being one of the few male black doctors in a medical center is tangible. Every new black male doctor gets closer to us changing the norm.”
Just beyond the reception desks at the two Clinica Romero health center sites in Los Angeles are signs in English and Spanish that say: “All Are Welcome,” as do buttons worn by staff members. That message aims to counter fears that health facilities are prime arrest sites for undocumented immigrants.
More than 81,000 low-income students in California attend charter schools that do not offer free and reduced-price school meals.
Assemblyman Rob Bonta wants to remedy that.
Latinos are the ethnic group most likely to develop cancers linked to the human papillomavirus and also among the least likely to be immunized against the infection.
Recent policy decisions and heated political rhetoric directed at undocumented immigrants are both affecting the mental and physical health of families with at least one undocumented member, according to a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation that was released yesterday.
The United States has a dismal distinction in international health rankings: 9.6 percent of babies are born preterm, a higher rate than in Turkey, Afghanistan, Thailand and dozens of other third world countries.