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Health Equity

Partnering for Health and Wellness Outside the Hospital

Evelyn Solis, of Bakersfield, never dreamed she would be someone “in need.” But after escaping an abusive relationship, she and her seven children found themselves starting over at Christmastime...

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Health Equity

A Commitment to Net-Zero Emissions by 2040 for a Healthier Planet

Climate change is not a new phenomenon. And while it’s common to think about temperatures rising, icebergs melting and threats to food production when it comes to this topic,...

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Access to Care

Partnership With Lestonnac Free Clinic Improves Care—and Quality of Life—for Immigrants, Low-Income and Uninsured Patients

There are nearly 11 million immigrants living in California, according to Public Policy Institute of California. A large portion of them are undocumented, making them ineligible...

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Health Equity

Righting the Health Equity Wrongs That COVID-19 Exposed

COVID-19 has not only exposed existing health inequities; it has exacerbated them. Black and Latinx Californians make up a disproportionate number of both the total number of COVID-19 cases...

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Health Equity

Bold Action and Big Funds Address Systemic Racism in Health Care

Black Americans don’t see many clinicians who look like them in the doctors’ offices, clinics and hospitals where they get care. That’s because only 5% of U.S. doctors are...

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COVID-19

20,000 Vulnerable LA Residents Vaccinated for COVID-19 in 5-Day Clinic

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged last fall and winter, case rates among California’s Latino and Black residents outpaced rates among the general public, underscoring health equity disparities that impact...

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