This weekly recap focuses on how the Biden-Harris administration can restore public trust, the risk of Thanksgiving becoming a super-spreader event, why teachers should be among the first to get a COVID19 vaccination, and more.
Healthcare clinics are uniquely positioned to screen for food insecurity and refer patients to food resources. This is an exploratory analysis informing low-income clinics' efforts to intervene on food insecurity in their patient population.
In response to California opting out of a supervision requirement for CRNAs, anesthesiologists' did not change time spent working, or time spent supervising CRNAs. They did decrease direct care clinical work hours and worked more in intraoperative care and less in postoperative care.
Unaccompanied homeless women are more likely to be chronically homeless, to have mental illness, to have work limitations, and are older than other subgroups. LA County is now recognizing them as a subgroup in the official homeless count. And an assessment will be conducted to identify this group's unique needs.
The question for California isn't really if psychedelic policy will change, but more likely how—and how quickly. Now is the time for the California State Legislature to consider holding hearings on psychedelics and creating a commission to assess regulatory options.
Year after year, fires across western U.S. states scorch forests, rangeland, and neighborhoods, wreaking havoc on rural economies and pushing smoke into cities. To help navigate our future living with wildfire, policymakers might consider a coordinated and comprehensive effort that brings together the best minds in government, communities, and academia.
Based on data from early childhood care and education (ECCE) providers in Oklahoma and a cost model tailored for the state, researchers estimated the cost of care by child age in center- and home-based settings and identified key ECCE cost drivers.
This report uses data from the California Worker's Compensation Information System and interactions with subject-matter experts to evaluate the impact of Senate Bill 863 on medical care utilization and spending for injured workers in California.
The vast majority of people experiencing homelessness have cell phones, which often serve as their lifelines. Providing technological supports, such as Wi-Fi access and opportunities to charge devices, could result in better access to social services and, ultimately, better quality of life and outcomes.
This study uses systematic qualitative methods with AI/AN youth to explore their sleep environment and sleep behaviors. Key concerns discussed were poor sleep hygiene, excessive use of electronics at bedtime, issues with temperature regulation, and noise within and outside the home.
Wildfires in California destroy thousands of structures each year, devastating homeowners and bringing heavy costs for insurers. And without an aggressive GHG emissions control strategy, climate change will likely increase the risk of wildfires in some areas. How will insurance markets respond?
Through an evaluation of Quality Start Los Angeles, a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that supports early learning providers, the authors identified lessons learned that could benefit other QRISs as they create or expand data systems.
This weekly recap focuses on Americans' views about voting in the age of COVID-19, what makes the U.S. Postal Service so essential, why some in law enforcement may be open to “defunding the police,” and more.
The Los Angeles Combined Statistical Area reported more than 270,000 job cuts between March and early August. Considering which industries have cut jobs may provide a window into the area's unique labor market and help explain how the area currently has among the highest unemployment in the nation.
Social service providers have adapted quickly to ensure continuity of care for their clients during the pandemic. Obstacles have included a lack of technology access among clients, reductions in revenue and workforce, difficulties having clients shelter in place, and other stressors on staff.
At age 13, Black children are placed in juvenile detention at nearly 3.5 times the rate of white children. By age 17, that ratio increases to 4.5 to 1. And the trend continues into adulthood. Without ongoing attention and deliberate policies and programs, injustices are likely to persist.