Robert McKenrick is the Veteran Administration’s Executive Director, Clinical Care (SES) of greater Los Angeles. McKenrick spoke about his leadership philosophy, the educational and career path to his current position, and challenges he faced along the way.
Mother Jones quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the head of the California Nurses Association exerts political influence. According to recent studies and polls, 67 percent of Californians (and 60 percent of all Americans) said they thought the government should guarantee universal health care coverage. And the vast majority of California nurses want single-payer.…
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.
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.
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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 …