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The Death Cafe: Step Right In

Mar 28, 2016
The Death Cafe: Step Right In

By Matt Perry

Step inside. Grab something warm to drink. Have some cake.

Today, we talk about death.

There is perhaps no topic in American culture more taboo. We avoid it. We fear it. And it may even underlie one of our last remaining prejudices: ageism.

The international Death Cafe movement parallels...

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Housing a Crucial, Missing Link for Women Escaping Domestic Violence

Mar 28, 2016
Housing a Crucial, Missing Link for Women Escaping Domestic Violence

By Lily Dayton

When Los Angeles County resident Cynthia Smith mustered the courage to leave her abusive husband, she had nowhere to go but her car. She lived out of her vehicle until she began to accrue parking tickets she couldn’t pay for—and then her car was towed. Suddenly, the former middle-class housewife found herself...

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Housing a Crucial, Missing Link for Women Escaping Domestic Violence

Mar 28, 2016
Housing a Crucial, Missing Link for Women Escaping Domestic Violence

By Lily Dayton

When Los Angeles County resident Cynthia Smith mustered the courage to leave her abusive husband, she had nowhere to go but her car. She lived out of her vehicle until she began to accrue parking tickets she couldn’t pay for—and then her car was towed. Suddenly, the former middle-class housewife found herself...

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Building A Healthy Future for California’s Children of Color

Mar 27, 2016

By Mayra E. Alvarez

As the nation observes National Minority Health Month, this is a good time to reflect on the progress we have made addressing disparities in health. Now is also the time to recommit to furthering our efforts to achieve health equity, especially for our children.

In California, almost 3 in 4 children are...

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Building A Healthy Future for California’s Children of Color

Mar 27, 2016

By Mayra E. Alvarez

As the nation observes National Minority Health Month, April will be a good time to reflect on the progress we have made addressing disparities in health. It’s also time to recommit to furthering our efforts to achieve health equity, especially for our children.

In California, almost 3 in 4 children are from...

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Checking In, Not Checking Out

Mar 25, 2016

by Matt Perry

It was a chance encounter in my Santa Cruz neighborhood. Just down the street, I’d walked by her home many times, noticing her typing away furiously near her front window. When I later saw her laptop, unattended, just inside the glass, I was concerned that a thief might make it disappear.

The post...

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Checking In, Not Checking Out

Mar 25, 2016

by Matt Perry

It was a chance encounter in my Santa Cruz neighborhood. Just down the street, I’d walked by her home many times, noticing her typing away furiously near her front window. When I later saw her laptop, unattended, just inside the glass, I was concerned that a thief might make it disappear.

The post...

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Program Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Dual Demonstrations Project

Mar 24, 2016

by Matt Perry

The enrollment process was disastrous. Yet once in, patient satisfaction levels hit 80%.

That’s a quick summary of a new review of California’s efforts to steer its most expensive patients into managed care.

At the behest of the federal government, in 2014 California launched a money-saving initiative to move its so-called “dual...

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Program Review: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Duals Demonstration Project

Mar 24, 2016

by Matt Perry

The enrollment process was disastrous. Yet once in, patient satisfaction levels hit 80%.

That’s a quick summary of a new review of California’s efforts to steer its most expensive patients into managed care.

At the behest of the federal government, in 2014 California launched a money-saving initiative to move its so-called “dual...

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Healthy Home Cooking: Makeovers and a Cookbook for Ethnic Recipes

Mar 22, 2016
Healthy Home Cooking: Makeovers and a Cookbook for Ethnic Recipes

By Fran Kritz

As always, Nadia Atef, an immigrant from Morocco now living in San Diego with her husband and two young daughters, made special foods for the holidays this year. But while she usually prepares holiday dishes from her country, this year she added a new one, spinach soup, an Egyptian delicacy.

The...

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