Being disconnected — neither working nor in school — goes beyond not having spending cash. Research shows that joblessness as youths result in lower wages for years to come due to foregone work experience and missed opportunities to develop professional skills. Urban Corps of San Diego is one program working to provide these youth with skills and job experience.
Author: Rosa Ramirez
UCLA’s International Medical Graduate program woos Mexican doctors to the United States to fill the looming primary care physician shortage in California.
California’s kids experience more problems obtaining subspecialized pediatric care than children in any other state, a new UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study has found. The California Health Report spoke with Daphna Gans, a research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and assistant adjunct professor at the university’s Fielding School of Public Health, about why California has so few pediatric subspecialists.
California has one sub-specialty pediatrician for every 5,464 children, making it difficult for children with special needs to see an endocrinologist, cardiologist or other medical specialist.
When people from Mexico and other parts of Latin America migrate north for work in California’s bountiful agriculture industry, they hope for upward mobility. But the reality for many toiling in the $44.3 billion industry is another. Poor pay, which characterizes the farmworker labor force, has left many struggling to find adequate and safe housing.
Ana Rosa Perez wanted a better life when she emigrated from central Mexico to work in Oxnard’s strawberry fields. Instead, she can barely pay her rent. Her son wants a different life – and that’s one reason why California may soon be facing a farmworker shortage.
Undocumented immigrant victim of domestic violence are often more vulnerable to abuse because of their immigration status, language barriers and lack of finances. But the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which President Obama signed on Thursday, may offer stronger protections for such victims.
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.
California children with special needs often receive less-than-adequate health care services, regardless of whether they are covered by private or public health insurance, a new analysis has found.
Nurse practitioner Patricia Dennehy leads Glide Health Services in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the only nurse-run clinic on the West Coast. There, she’s practicing what may become a a model for medicine’s future – providing primary care without doctors.