The consequences of separating parents from children can include causing or exacerbating mental health problems such as depressive or anxiety disorders.
Health Equity & Social Justice
A Mexican-American woman decided to convert her house into a health insurance registration center. Could this be a model strategy to sign up more Latinos?
Exhausted from the burden of her age and diabetes, Juana now pays more attention to the news. She recently learned of a California proposal to offer health insurance to people who are undocumented.
Researchers say a canine vaccine against valley fever could be available within the next 10 years, and the work to save dogs from the disease could also further efforts to create a valley fever...
After immediate treatment for a gunshot wound, Cristino Abarca-Martinez wasn't eligible to receive the physical therapy services he needed, due to his undocumented status. Hundreds of uninsured immigrants living in California face the same dilemma.
County health programs and federally funded community clinics generally make up the safety net for people without insurance. But when an ailment requires surgery or other complex treatment, patients are forced to get creative or wait it out.
Four years after Fresno County leaders earmarked nearly $6 million to meet the health care needs of poor residents, only a fraction of the money has been spent.
These UC Davis Medical School students are beneficiaries of the DACA program who were brought into the United States as undocumented children. They are all now medical students at UC Davis and volunteer at the Clinica Tepati in Sacramento serving a largely undocumented population.
Underserved communities are gaining greater access to alternative therapies that were once reserved for the well-heeled.
While efforts to expand dental insurance rarely receive the same level of attention in the state as battles over universal medical care, the health implications are significant, experts say.