DROUGHT PARCHES HEALTH:
The drought is dealing a heavy blow to California’s ‘breadbasket’ – the San Joaquin Valley, according to a study by California State University, Fresno. Not only is agriculture affected, but CHIS data cited in the study show the area has high rates of food insecurity, psychological distress and other health conditions, and authors say those problems could worsen as the drought continues.
Read the study.
the recession that began in 2008, uninsured Californians were
more likely to be older, U.S.-born, with lower house-hold incomes and
more likely to be employed and looking for work, regardless of the
impact of the recession at county level, accordingarticle by the
Center's Shana Alex Charles in the California Journal of Politics and
Policy. Reduced federal payments and costly improvements required under health reform are putting safety net hospitals at greater risk for closure, according to a Capital Public Radio story. Center Director Gerald Kominski said closure of safety-net hospitals in low-income neighborhoods would place an even bigger burden on vulnerable populations. Read the s