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While personal belief exemptions from vaccines were banned in California, the state saw a subsequent rise in medical exemptions. The law's language is partly to blame, a new study says.
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For 20 years, First 5 has used the tobacco tax revenue to finance health, education and other programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. What have we learned?
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Tulare County law enforcement attempts to make strides in robust officer training about how to deal with residents with mental health problems.
What I learned reporting on Sacramento’s effort to get dying people off the streets
When I walked into Room 104 at a Motel 6 along a busy Sacramento road, I entered a deeper understanding of a complicated and growing crisis.
State Sen. Creigh Deeds has asked for a permanent space to continue work on mental health reform. His commission is slated to is
A Virginia state senator voices impatience with the work of a commission he launched, which has secured mental health reforms but has not yet led to the wholesale change envisioned.
Volunteers help build a new garden and green space in Watts last month. (Photos courtesy L.A. County Department of Mental Health
Recent research suggests gardens and green spaces have a positive effect on nearby residents' mental health. L.A. County is embracing the strategy in Watts.
Verifying ballots in Utah, where 53 percent of voters supported expanding Medicaid.
The election breakthroughs in states such as Nebraska, Utah and Idaho suggest the national conversation on universal coverage is changing.
Sabrina Hanes and her daughter, Aroara, stay with friends in Chico following their evacuation from their home in Paradise during
Reporter Laura Klivans followed Sabrina Hanes through her daily routine in Paradise last summer, to learn how she’s developed resilience. She caught up with Hanes after the fire to find out what happens next.
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The bond money for Proposition 2 will be financed by funds from the Mental Health Services Act, which has been mired in controversy and ineffectiveness since its passage in 2004.
After a very difficult upbringing and early adulthood, Sabrina Hanes is doing everything she can to overcome the trauma she expe
As many Paradise residents work to piece their lives back together they have the added weight of trauma from the Camp Fire.
A June 2018 photo of Butte Creek Canyon from the road connecting Chico to Paradise. Much of this canyon has burned. (Laura Kliva
Reporter Laura Klivans visited Paradise this summer for her reporting on childhood trauma. All the places she visited have now burned down. She takes a moment to look back.

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