California's health exchange has signed up 107,087 people in Obamacare policies through the end of November, federal data show, accounting for nearly a third of enrollment nationwide.
The federal figures released Wednesday also show that 181,817 Californians have qualified for an expansion of Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program for the poor.
Instead, LAUSD adopted a new restorative justice-based “School Discipline Policy and Student Bill of Rights,” developed by student activists in the local Brothers, Sons, Selves coalition, part of a statewide Alliance for Boys and Men of Color. Fresno, California, schools adopted a similar policy put forth by young Alliance activists and inspired by the work in Los Angeles. Many of these thriving young people are living proof that restorative justice practices work.
Recently the IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy convened a workshop titled Implications of Health Literacy for Public Health, which included a presentation on a San Francisco program in which youth speak to youth about diabetes. The Bigger Picture ...
Covered California, the state-level exchange created under Obamacare, is encouraging residents to give an unusual gift to their loved ones this holiday season: The gift of health.
In a new “Gift of Health” campaign launched this month, Covered California hopes to empower family members to open up conversations about health care. “This holiday season, make the pledge to ensure that your loved ones have health coverage,” the group explains on a new website. “If you have family members who are uninsured, you can play a big part in helping them find coverage that works for them.”
Federal Affordable Care Act dollars intended to support school-based health centers are bankrolling clinics that offer low or no-fee services to kids at several Valley districts.
The clinics are springing up at elementary and middle schools -- and this week, Fresno Unified trustees are set to sign off on a proposed clinic at the new Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School.
Charles Wright Elementary School students are taking a hands-on approach to science thanks to a community garden now producing a bumper crop of winter vegetables.
Fifth-grade teacher Jaime Enriquez is the coordinator of the 20- by 50-foot garden nestled among several classroom buildings. The Merced school’s 500 students are tending cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and onions and learning about plant structure, plant development and the importance of air, water and sunlight in growing things.
After each school day, librarian Dinora Arteaga leads a special reading program for a dozen kindergarten and first-grade students, along with their parents. Their goal: learning 10 new words a week.
Arteaga works almost exclusively with Spanish-speaking parents whose children are struggling to read, either in Spanish or English. Operating out of a tiny library at Evelyn Thurman Gratts Primary Center, a public charter school near downtown, her group meets on Mondays, with one-on-one sessions later in the week.
A New York developer may be the first home builder to integrate wellness into its products. But if a major real estate education and research group has its way, healthful living will soon be incorporated in many of the places we live and work.
The Urban Land Institute is embarking on a two-year effort to educate its members and the development community at large on how they can build healthful communities and workplaces where people can thrive.
The 17-year-old high school senior lives in a neighborhood south of downtown where crime is still high, police sirens are ever-present, and fast-food joints line the block. She rarely leaves the area, never once having been to the beach with her family.
But Maria Castro escaped her surroundings last summer and learned new ways to be healthy — physically and mentally. She did yoga and went to a beach in Santa Monica. She cooked organic food for war veterans in Escondido, connecting with their stories of violence and stress. She gave up chips and soda, ate vegetables she grew and noticed in herself new energy and shinier hair.
It’s encouraging to see more schools moving away from a culture of punishment and toward positive approaches that keep children in school.
The overuse of harsh discipline has become an important education reform issue in California, where schools issued more than 700,000 suspensions last year. Research has shown that suspending more students doesn’t lead to safer schools or higher test scores.
It looks like cable news’ Obamascare Fever is starting to break, but some in the print and online media have been well ahead of their more widely-seen colleagues. Since it’s Thanksgiving, this seems like a good time to look at Los Angeles Times reporter Michael Hiltzik‘s reporting on the Obamacare anecdotes you haven’t been hearing about on TV: twelve people who have reason to be thankful this year because of Obamacare.
The tide is turning on the legitimacy and legality of stop-and-frisk. While not immediately apparent, this shift makes a statement about collaboration. Young people stopped under this policy are less willing to work with police; each additional stop ...
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With enrollment deadlines looming, California officials, insurance companies and agents are staking out retail space to sign up thousands of people as part of the Affordable Care Act. These sales tactics reflect how dramatically the healthcare law is changing the insurance industry.
Oakland County is the only county in the country that operates on a three-year budget, Patterson said. Officials also anticipate and deal with problems before they fester. He pointed out that for 27 years Oakland County put aside money for its legacy costs such as health care and retirement benefits for its employees.
The Affordable Care Act is transforming more than health insurance. In hospitals around the country, the legislation could transform the way doctors and nurses actually care for patients. Part of the law is designed to rein in the nation's exploding health care costs by creating hundreds of little experiments that test new ways for hospitals to save money.
Covered California yesterday released application statistics for the first three weeks of November, as well as updated numbers for agents, assisters and call center volume. The numbers showed significant improvement over October statistics for the state's new health insurance exchange. “We are receiving more than 10,000 applications every single day," said Peter Lee, the exchange's executive director.
In partnership with The California Endowment and Dr. Mehmet Oz’s HealthCorps, the Clippers and Kings along with the Lakers and Warriors, launched Active Alliance. The new health partnership aims to measurably improving the health of children in their respective communities through exercise, nutrition and education.
While some education researchers may question the validity of the nation’s “STEM crisis,” it remains clear that California students continue to struggle in mathematics when compared with their peers across the nation.