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posted 08/27/2019
Even when the facts are presented and real people share their stories, some readers don’t believe it.
posted 10/24/2018
In underserved areas such as California's San Joaquin County, access to care can be difficult at best.
posted 03/01/2011

My fellowship project entitled "Combating Diabetes"was published on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in The Record, the daily that serves San Joaquin County. The following Saturday, 330 people showed up for the county's first ever Community Diabetes Summit. The full project was cut out of the newspaper, put on a poster board and posted at the front door of the hotel ballroom where the summit was held. Speakers throughout the daylong summit referred to the project numerous times, even quoting directly from it.

posted 10/12/2010

The people of Stockton and surrounding San Joaquin County, Calif., almost 700,000 strong, continue to experience among the worst health outcomes by any measure both statewide and nationally. I've chronicled this situation for the past eight years. At times I've been able to include proposals for change that some very dedicated community professionals have put forward. But little has changed. If anything, the county finds itself in more serious decline than ever before.

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Even when the facts are presented and real people share their stories, some readers don’t believe... more »
posted 08/27/19
In underserved areas such as California's San Joaquin County, access to care can be difficult at... more »
posted 10/24/18
My fellowship project entitled "Combating Diabetes"was published on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in The... more »
posted 03/01/11

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It takes a lot of time to explain how the health care system works to patients and their caregivers with limited English proficiency. There are numerous forms that need to be read and understood. People often sign those forms whether or not they understand them.
Thousands of San Joaquin County residents are slipping through the health care safety net.

People living with diabetes in San Joaquin County may have cause for concern: The county ranks worst in the state for deaths caused by diabetes. Medical officials say the lack of education and resources are to blame.