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Rebecca Plevin's Harvesting Health

Harvesting Health explores health issues in rural, immigrant and underserved communities.

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The number of school-based health centers has been growing in California for more than a decade, and the Affordable Care Act has boosted their funding. Some students served by these clinics also enthusiastically support them.

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In Latino households, where family is a priority and multiple generations live under one roof, children face unique challenges in providing care for their aging relatives.

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Earlier this month, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman highlighted the mounting body of evidence that pesticides pose a danger to all people. What are some long- and short-term solutions to reduce risk?

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On January 1, California will begin transitioning children from the Healthy Families Program, a low-cost health insurance program for kids and teens, into Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid.

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Community clinics, doctors and medical facilities are already struggling to provide appropriate, culturally competent medical translation to diverse populations, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act could exacerbate the situation.

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Rural and inner-city health facilities have been dealing with doctor shortages for years. One innovative approach has successfully attracted dedicated health professionals to rural Kansas and Iowa, and urban Memphis, and might provide clues for other communities facing a shortage.



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