Home » Archives by category » Disparities

Rural Californians Also Face High Housing Costs

April 16, 2014

Rural Californians Also Face High Housing Costs

By Mary Flynn

California residents pay dearly to live in the Golden state. Nearly half of California residents experienced a “high housing cost burden” in 2012, which means that the cost of their housing — including mortgage, home insurance, utilities and property taxes for homeowners and rent and utilities for renters — consumed more than 30 percent of their income.

No CommentRead More

California Farmers Brace for New EPA Pesticide Rules

April 8, 2014

California Farmers Brace for New EPA Pesticide Rules

By Genevieve Bookwalter

For the first time since 1992, United States officials are strengthening rules to protect farmworkers across the nation from pesticide poisoning.

No CommentRead More

Future Uncertain for California’s Uninsured Kids

April 2, 2014

Future Uncertain for California’s Uninsured Kids

Thousands still won’t have coverage after Affordable Care Act

By Natalie Jones

The Camacho family has six children, none of whom have health insurance.

The Sacramento residents emigrated from Mexico about 13 years ago, staying without legal papers. They are among the estimated 2.6 million undocumented California residents who will largely be left out of health-care reform.

No CommentRead More

Healing Minds in Cambodia Town

April 2, 2014

Healing Minds in Cambodia Town

By Jessica Portner

Sara Pol-Lim, the Executive Director of the United Cambodian Community in Long Beach, is open about the horrors of her childhood. She was 9 years old the day that Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, the brutal regime that murdered millions of Cambodians.

No CommentRead More

Medi-Cal Doctors Have Yet to See Pay Boost Required by Obamacare

March 31, 2014

Medi-Cal Doctors Have Yet to See Pay Boost Required by Obamacare

State, managed-care plans slow to distribute funds, hurting low-income residents 

By Hannah Guzik

Everyday George Ma waits for the money the state owes him.

The internist, who sees some of Los Angeles’ most destitute residents and receives meager reimbursement, was supposed to get a pay boost beginning in January 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act.

No CommentRead More

Woman’s Hospital Part of a Trend Toward Improving Women’s Medical Care

March 28, 2014

Woman’s Hospital Part of a Trend Toward Improving Women’s Medical Care

By Fran Kritz

UCSF Medical Center is set to open a new woman’s hospital next year, one that is is part of a growing trend toward research and health care geared specifically to women’s needs.

No CommentRead More

Santa Cruz Nears Goal to House 180 of its Most Vulnerable Homeless

March 13, 2014

Santa Cruz Nears Goal to House 180 of its Most Vulnerable Homeless

By Lynn Graebner

Brad Schwartz had been homeless, living mostly outside, for the last 30 years. Today the 57-year-old is cleaning and repairing a cottage he now calls home, thanks to a homeless housing initiative in Santa Cruz called 180/180.

1 CommentRead More

Clintons Push For Better Health

February 28, 2014

By Suzanne Potter

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. At the conference, speakers addressed a wide range of issues.

No CommentRead More

More Campaigns Underway to Alert Young People to Get Tested, Treated for HIV

February 6, 2014

More Campaigns Underway to Alert Young People to Get Tested, Treated for HIV

By Fran Kritz

This spring, the San Francisco Health Department is planning to conduct its third “Speak Out” HIV awareness campaign in the last 12 months, urging young men who have sex with other men to get tested for HIV in an effort to increase the number of people—men in particular—who are tested for the virus and referred for treatment if they prove to be HIV positive.

No CommentRead More

New Protections in the Affordable Care Act are a Breakthrough for Trans People

January 29, 2014

New Protections in the Affordable Care Act are a Breakthrough for Trans People

But advocates say the law has a long way to go to make trans men and women visible in a system that makes them invisible

By Angela Woodall

Not long ago, Tiffany Woods received a letter from her doctor that it was time to have a regular cancer screening. Millions of women receive similar notices for cervical cancer prevention every year.

No CommentRead More

Page 1 of 6123Next ›Last »