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Who gets palliative care in California? A look at big disparities across three regions

Poor people, people in isolated, rural areas and minorities are least likely to receive palliative care and counseling about end-of-life decisions. And one-third of U.S. hospitals don’t have a palliative care team.
"The community as a whole feels terrified and uncertain about their future." (Getty Images)

Latino parents fear Trump's ICE

The negative psychological effects over fear of enforcement actions by ICE agents are being felt most acutely by undocumented parents and parents who have temporary protected status.
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Northern California’s silent suicide crisis: Why rural areas are hit hardest

In rural Northern California counties, people tend to live miles from help. They may be too sick or poor to drive. If despair takes over and there’s a gun in the home, the thought of suicide can quickly become reality.
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Why is violence a part of the job in health care?

Violent incidents were four times more common in health care workplaces compared to private industry overall, according to one report. What can be done to stem this violence?
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Can Mendocino County get a handle on huge unmet mental health needs?

Mendocino County has some of the highest rates of suicide and drug-related deaths in the state of California. Will a recently approved tax to fund mental health care in the county effectively address the problem?
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What blame-the-mother stories get wrong about birth outcomes among black moms

There is nothing inherent about black skin that increases risks during pregnancy — except over-exposure to the real culprit, racism, which can harm a mother’s body in real, measurable ways.
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Can mobile units fill the mental health care void for Tulare County’s farmworkers?

In Tulare County, RV-like mobile units are trying to fill the need among Hispanic farm laborers for mental health care. But so far, the need far outstrips the supply of care.
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Is spending health care dollars on housing a viable solution for at-risk seniors in Monterey County?

The goal is to convince health care organizations, government agencies and community leaders to redirect health care dollars to create more affordable housing for Monterey County's vulnerable seniors.


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