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Yep, it's that time again: The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today released their second annual rankings of health in America's counties. And so I'm reposting some context and story ideas from last year's rankings - they're still applicable this year.

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Xóchitl Castañeda is project director of the California-Mexico Health Initiative, a University of California initiative that coordinates and optimizes health resources for Mexican immigrants and their families in California through collaboration, education and training efforts. Castañeda previously served as a professor and researcher for seven years at Mexico's National Institute of Public Health, where she also directed the Department of Reproductive Health. In 1999, she received the National Research Award on Social Science and Medicine.

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Dr. Terry Raymer works witht the Alaska Native Medical Center. Previously, he was a family practitioner and medical advisor at United Indian Health Services in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. He served as project director for the Diabetes Prevention Demonstration Project and medical advisor for community health and wellness at United Indian Health Services. He has served as an adviser to Indian Health Services in California on diabetes since 1998.

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Lisa Sun Hee Park is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. Previously, she was an associate professor of ethnic studies at UCSD. She specializes in Asian-American studies, immigrant women's health care, immigrant work and labor, welfare and immigration policy, the sociology of consumption, and environmental inequality.

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Dylan H. Roby is a research scientist for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an assistant researcher in the Department of Health Services in the UCLA School of Public Health. He is project director for a study of access to medical treatment in the California workers' compensation system and is also a co-investigator for a Medi-Cal disease management pilot program evaluation for the California Department of Health Services.

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Ms. Bain serves as project director for a randomized clinical trial called "Nurse Case Managers Home-Based HIV Adherence Trial." She also serves as director of international academic services for the UCSF School of Nursing.

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Bruce Fisher is executive director of Huckleberry Youth Programs Inc., an outreach program that seeks to engage adolescents and their families in San Francisco and Marin counties in a comprehensive array of quality services addressing prevention and health promotion, crisis intervention, stabilization and growth. Fisher is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he earned his B.A. in history followed by a J.D. at Harvard Law School. Mr. Fisher came to Huckleberry Youth Programs (HYP) as project director in 1985 and became executive director in 1988.

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Andrea M. Hricko is director of the Community Outreach and Education Program at the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center (SCEHSC), and an associate professor in the department of preventive medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She organizes projects that help translate the importance of SCEHSC's research to members of the community and that help SCEHSC scientists understand critical community concerns. Hricko is an experienced health and labor educator and administrator of public health programs.

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Alma L. Koch is a professor of health management and policy at SDSU's Graduate School of Public Health. Prior to joining the SDSU faculty, she was project director for the section of public health and preventive dentistry at UCLA. She has held numerous research positions as an investigator and a consultant, focusing on issues of health care finance, provider reimbursement, quality assessment and long-term care. Philosophically, Koch believes in a national health insurance system, with universal access to all citizens and residents in the United States.

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