In Imperial County, just outside San Diego, 5.5 percent of teenage girls become pregnant every year. Twice the rate in the rest of California. Why is teen pregnancy so rampant here, when it’s been declining to record lows statewide? And why has it received so little attention? My guest solved both of these mysteries. What she found will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about women’s health care—and the politics that determine whether it’s accessible for all.
In this episode, inspirational speaker and social work professor Melissa Bird brings us face-to-face with American women who form the very bedrock of their communities—and their incredible, invisible struggle to take care of themselves.
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Harris discusses how governance is needed to deliver quality healthcare in an evolving system.
originally published on USC News, March 27, 2015 By overcoming obstacles, health services official reforms public health and strengthens communities How does policy work impact public health issues and the community? Mitchell Katz, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, discussed the topic during an event hosted on March 3 by the…
Boosting the incomes of poor, elderly residents in developing countries can significantly improve their health and well-being, particularly in lung function and memory, according to a new study released today.
USC Schaeffer Center Quintiles Health Policy Seminar Series and the Bedrosian Price Research Collaborative Series.
The Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics invite you to hear Mitchell Katz, M.D., the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, speak as part of the Quintiles Seminar Series that features prominent academics, researchers, policy makers, and industry leaders to discuss prevalent and current themes in health, policy, and economics.
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Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Board
In October of last year, Maryland was poised to roll out a health insurance exchange as part of healthcare reform as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). Hopes were high that the state would be able to serve the almost 800,000 uninsured residents in the state.
Sept 11, 2013 – by Jeremy Loudenback – Insurance and pension costs for city employees are a near-constant worry for city governments from New York to Smalltown, U.S.A. As healthcare costs skyrocket, budgeting for employees’ insurance is a tricky proposition. Now, as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins the implementation process, city managers …
The USC Price Bedrosian Center on Governance and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Southern California Chapter – hold a important panel discussion on the impact of federal health care reform on state and local organizations and health care delivery in Los Angeles County. Panel: State Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. Chairman, Senate Health Committee…
Discussion is intended to develop a better understanding of the challenges and benefits of implementing heath care reform in California and Los Angeles County. Panel Members: State Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., Chairman, Senate Health Committee Dr. Stephanie Hall, Chief Medical Officer and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at LAC USC Medical Center Robin C. Kay,…