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Homelessness increased 6.8% in California from 2019 to 2020

| Mar 23, 2021 | California

According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), California saw a 6.8% increase in homelessness between 2019 and 2020, and a 16.2% increase between 2007 and 2020. This increase from 2019-2020 is the largest increase in a state in that time frame. The...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Medi-Cal Rx delay, Health bills out of committee, Detailed Agenda

| Mar 19, 2021 | California

We are 5 weeks out from our 2021 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference, and it's shaping up to be another very strong event. We will tell you all about the speakers lined up next week when we release the full list. Until then, here are a few key...[ Read More ]

California ranks 5th from bottom in CDC vaccine equity report

| Mar 18, 2021 | California

California ranks fifth from the bottom in ability to get the poorest and most vulnerable of its population vaccinated, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This report analyzed vaccines administered between Dec. 14 and March 1 through a social vulnerability lens.     ...[ Read More ]

Stakeholders react to Medi-Cal Rx delay

| Mar 18, 2021 | California

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced in February it was delaying the April 1, 2021, start date for Medi-Cal Rx indefinitely. The Department cited “the need to review new conflict avoidance protocols submitted by Magellan Health” as the cause for the delay. In January 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom...[ Read More ]

116 California Health Centers invited to join COVID-19 Vaccine Program

| Mar 15, 2021 | California

On Friday, Sen. Alex Padilla announced that 116 California health centers are invited to join the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program launched by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program directly allocates COVID-19 vaccines to HRSA-supported health centers to...[ Read More ]

A study from UC San Francisco shows increases in mortality for essential workers during pandemic

| Mar 12, 2021 | California

A recent study from University of California San Francisco found that during the pandemic working age adults experienced a 22% increase in mortality compared to historical periods.     The study, titled “Excess mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic among Californians 18-65 years of age, by occupational sector and occupation:...[ Read More ]

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