Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 1:58pm
The fellowship project is looking at outreach to, and enrollment of, limited English speakers in Covered California, our state's version of the Affordable Care Act.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 5:00am
A pilot project in California gives specially trained dental hygienists and assistants expanded powers to use portable dental chair, laptops, digital cameras and handheld x-ray machines to see patients at a school or community center.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 4:00am
Last year, I started looking for a compelling story about children’s mental health in California that was grounded in solid numbers. I made lots of phone calls and had lots of meetings. Sources were sympathetic. They, too, would love to quantify problems with mental health services.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 11:41am
Heroin addiction grabbed the national spotlight recently after famed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died on Super Bowl Sunday. He was almost certainly not alone that day — about 100 Americans die every day from drug overdoses. Can anything be done to stop this?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:00am
The most recent employment report from the U.S. Labor Department showed the job market remained tough in January. If it’s difficult for healthy individuals to get a job, what is it like for cancer survivors?
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 9:36am
Imagine if Caltrans became the California Department of Healthy and Equitable Transportation – if its mission were transformed to responsibility not only for getting people from place to place, but doing so in a way that promoted their health and well-being.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 5:00am
A recent report by a federal agency found that prison workers who live in the community are suffering from valley fever in large numbers. In their case, the prisons themselves cannot easily be blamed.
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 4:00am
The Resilience of Refugee Children After War report put together by the American Psychological Association offers a a comprehensive assessment of decades of research into the psychological effects of the refugee experience.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 5:00am
The data on the much-lauded Patient Centered Medical Home approach, a cornerstone of ACA, shows that it is expensive, onerously bureaucratic, a drain on health care resources, especially for primary care providers, and a distraction from health care delivery.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 4:00am
Everybody knows that smoking causes cancer, and that obesity causes heart disease, but even most doctors and scientists I speak to have no idea about the very large effect obesity has on cancer.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:00am
An opportunity to work as a senior editor for the California Sunday; a new, independent media company based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. Also, make sure to look at the Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships provided by UC Berkeley.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 2:06pm
President Obama's call for an increase in the federal minimum wage should be welcome news for public health practitioners. Income is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and disease.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 5:00am
S.F. health officials say their focus is now on retaining and attracting new Medi-Cal patients. The challenge gives fresh urgency to efforts to improve customer service, lower appointment wait times and boost efficiency.
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 5:00am
Derrick Coleman Jr., one of the running backs for the Seattle Seahawks, shows that defining people by what they can’t do is much less compelling than defining people by what they can do.
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 4:12am
The number of US executions is declining as are the number of states which impose them. But questions about the justness of the death penalty are growing.