Most of the political debate over health care reform focuses on expanding coverage for the uninsured and making care affordable for working Californians. But there aren’t enough doctors across the state.
We live in a day and age where there is unequal access to timely or affordable health care. There are many reasons that this happens, such as a lack of trained health care workforce to meet the service demands.
California Priorities: Focus on Education will be September 18, 2019, at Fresno State. The keynote speaker is CSU Chancellor Timothy White. Here’s when and where the event will be, and how to get tickets.
Years of restrictive planning, layers of time-consuming local and state regulations and painfully slow recognition by leaders of the depth and breadth of the housing crisis have all conspired to get us here.
New data from the respected Construction Industry Research Board illustrates the scope of California’s housing challenge, showing an almost 20 percent decrease in housing permits in the first six months of 2019.
Naming a goal is the easy part. The real challenge for a clean-energy future comes in figuring out the details of how we achieve those goals – while making sure there is no collateral damage in the process.
How does California become carbon-free if we keep drilling? And if we stop, what happens to all the jobs that still rely on gasoline? Several Influencers warned of the dangers of making this shift too quickly.
Should California implement a complete ban on oil drilling and fracking in the state? Some Influencers say it’s necessary, others say it would be disastrous. But some beg the question: Can we find a balance?
2018 saw many California laws passed intended to curb sexual and other types of workplace harassment. Lawmakers showed national leadership by passing measures to address these issues. But there’s more to be done.
Allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men rocked the social, cultural and political landscape in 2017. California Influencers look at the MeToo movement, asking how do we ensure victims are heard?
While 2018 was a banner year for new California laws that curb sexual and other workplace harassment, the state must practice what it preaches on these issues and set the example in policies and enforcement.
Improving health outcomes in California, including care disparities for those in poverty, will take better access to nutritional education and food for providers, writes Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend.
Obesity has become a deadly epidemic in the US, killing about ten times more people than synthetic opioid overdoses in 2018. California Influencers weigh on on how to lower healthcare costs and solve the issue.
California Influencers weigh in on child obesity as growing numbers of California kids and teens and Americans struggle with being oveweight. What type of legislation or other steps can help address this crisis?
In the coming year, advocates will be watching to see if early childhood issues are elevated on the national stage. And we must stand ready to protect early childhood programs from cuts if the economy slows.