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“Access varies quite dramatically depending on where you are,” said Kim Lewis of the National Health Law Program. “There isn’t a lot being done to ensure accountability in each county.”
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An investigation finds that at least 80 companies continue to have workers in California who are lead-poisoned at levels high enough to cause birth defects, tremors and a variety of brain disorders.
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A lack of mental health professionals in rural counties is made worse by high rates of substance abuse, financial stress and isolation, which contribute to depression.
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The state is way ahead of the pack when it comes to publicly reporting the experiences of Medicaid patients.
A homeless count in Los Angeles.
A data journalism project turns into a lesson in how even data from authoritative sources can be misleading.
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“There’s real hope that help is on the way,” health workforce researcher Edward Salsberg said.
Due to lack of funding and stigma, law enforcement is often on the front lines for mental health crises and the aftermath of suicides in California's Mendocino County.
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The ports of LA and Long Beach together emit 100 tons of smog daily, according to air quality officials. Even more toxic chemicals are spewed by traffic, refineries and rail yards.
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Stories of absurd bills have been great for boosting awareness, but the next batch needs to take a harder look at the politics halting change, writes Trudy Lieberman.
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Well + Good needs a Senior Health and Food Editor to help take Well+Good’s health and nutrition content to the next level.
New Orleans Councilmember-at-Large Jason Rogers Williams, shakes hand of A. L. Davis Park Panthers head coach Shawn Scott
On the heels of the fellowship series "The Children of Central City," the New Orleans City Council recently approved a resolution calling for a citywide approach to childhood trauma.