The first HOT lanes in L.A. have improved traffic flow and travel time reliability, are fair to users of the facilities, have improved transit service and have generated revenue needed to fund those improvements from voluntary toll payments.
This fact sheet assesses the progress that partners in California's Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Program have made so far in developing capacities and reaching Californians in accordance with the statewide strategic PEI plan.
Summarizes first-year findings of an ongoing evaluation of a California program aimed at developing statewide capacities and implementing interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination toward those with mental illness.
A new California program would provide supplemental payments to injured workers whose permanent disability benefits are disproportionately low compared to their earnings loss. This report makes recommendations about implementation of this program.
People who are younger, more affluent and do not have established health care relationships are more likely to use a telemedicine program that allows patients to get medical help — including prescriptions — by talking to a doctor over the telephone.
The cardiovascular and diabetes-related care that women receive—and their relevant health outcomes—both lag behind those of men. This is true even for routine care, such as cholesterol monitoring and control. Awareness of this disparity is limited, in part, because quality of care is not routinely measured and reported by gender.
Since Colorado and Washington allow profit-maximizing firms to grow and sell marijuana, there is concern they will use advertising to promote consumption by heavy users. With help from the federal government, the states will be better positioned to head off the negative consequences associated with commercialization.
For most lower-income people who obtain coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, health care spending will fall. But spending by some newly insured higher-income people will increase because they will be now paying insurance premiums.
As implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) unfolds, state governments face numerous decisions. With significant amounts of funding and residents' health at stake, states need strong evidence to inform their policy.
Achievement gaps between disadvantaged and advantaged students in language arts and mathematics can form early, with some children trailing behind in school readiness measures when they enter kindergarten. Despite fiscal constraints, an increase in the funding for effective preschool programs can help to close these gaps and reduce costs later on.
If it doesn't seem that state laws as currently written can help increase the number of health care workers vaccinated against influenza, then what can? There is evidence that imposing consequences for vaccination refusal, including the requirement to wear a surgical mask, can help.