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First Place, Best Cannabis Coverage, 2019 - awarded by Orange County Press Club
First Place, Lifestyle Feature Online, 2017 - awarded by Los Angeles Press Club

Amy DePaul's Blog

Leaders on the front lines of the campaign to eradicate homelessness in L.A. are cautiously... more »
posted 03/18/20
How much does prosperity mitigate race-based health disparities? Orange County's African-American... more »
posted 10/08/15
Known as bodega clinics or storefront clinics — these doctors' offices are incredibly popular in... more »
posted 02/27/15

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Homelessness is a health crisis, and the clock is ticking. With homeless life expectancy between 42 and 52, and half of the nation's homeless at least 50, it's not surprising that Orange and several other California counties have seen a dramatic rise in homeless deaths in recent years.

Low-income Mexican immigrants might be healthier than the overall U.S. population on some measures, but that health advantage fades as immigrants adjust to life in the U.S. That in turn can have worrying consequences when it comes to Latina birth outcomes.

Low-income Mexican immigrants with little formal schooling are healthier than the overall U.S. population, according to a number of measures. But once in the U.S., they lose their health advantages within a generation, despite the improvement in their standard of living.