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February 7, 2019

Large Majorities across Parties Say Medi-Cal is Important to the State; Most Residents Say Program is Important to Their Families; Access to Care Remains a Challenge for Some Enrollees

Californians rank making health care more affordable among their top overall priorities for the state’s new governor and legislature, with 45 percent citing it as “extremely important,” just behind improving public education (48%) and ahead of affordable housing (40%), finds a new KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation)/California Health Care Read More

    by Sammy Caiola

    Dr. Roberto Solis talks to patient Enrique Ahumada at Kaiser Permanente’s new bilingual clinic downtown. A new report says more Spanish-speaking doctors will be needed to meet the needs of California’s increasingly diverse patient population. Sammy Caiola / Capital Public Radio

    California’s population is aging, patients from more diverse backgrounds are seeking care and Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing to get thousands more patients insured. Meanwhile, many physicians are nearing retirement, and experts say a health care worker crisis is Read More

    By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018

    As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go through and the impact of losing a loved one to suicide.

    It’s what led me to my current role, working with organizations in Read More

    By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018

    When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent.

    I’m a full-time elected official. I have the great privilege of serving as a Pennsylvania State Representative for the people of the 132nd Legislative District, representing parts of Allentown and South Read More

     Ken Berrick, CEO of local nonprofit Seneca Family of Agencies, was recently appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commision. (Contributed photo)

    The MHSOAC oversees the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act and advises state leadership on mental health policy in California. The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership Read More

    Changes in typing speed, voice tone, word choice and how often kids stay home could signal trouble, according to preliminary studies

    Getty Images/Maskot, File

    Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?

    The idea has sparked a race to develop apps that warn of impending Read More

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