Opinion Columns

You’re Invited! Advocacy in a Turbulent World: Solution to Latino Health Disparities

The Latino Physicians of California (LPOC) will host a Reception and Dinner on March 12, 2018 to gather leaders in health, government, academia, and business to strategize about future paths for progress.  There will be cutting edge panel discussions and networking opportunities.  Join us to be a part of the solution. March 12, 2018  Location:  Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel…

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How to Help Latino Seniors? Ask Them

Ari Gonzalez, a 65-year-old Sacramento resident, knows it could be worse. She has diabetes, but uses Medicare to help cover her health costs. She struggles to make ends meet, but takes care of her nutrition needs through the use of Supplemental Security Income at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores. But for some of her…

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To Help Latinos Age Well, We Need to Address Inequities

  Norma has been working since she was a teenager. She started working as a farmworker, then became a cannery worker and now works in childcare. Despite decades of hard work—sometimes holding down two jobs—now at 60 years old, she is unsure if she “will ever be able to retire,” said Norma, whose name has…

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‘La orden ejecutiva de salud de Trump es engañosa’

Organizaciones y entidades de salud señalan que medida firmada por el Presidente sería devastador para los usuarios de Obamacare La neuva orden ejecutiva crea ofertas de seguro de salud médico más baratas y fuera del estado. Entre otros cambios, permitirá que las personas puedan comparar y comprar seguros fuera de sus estados de residencia; algo…

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Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Latino Coalition for a Healthy California strongly condemns any actions to end the DACA program Sacramento, CA | August 31, 2017 This week it was reported that the Trump Administration is set to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California–representing health care providers, consumers, and advocates…

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Latinos want more access to open space

The Sacramento Bee Members of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California recently trekked to Whitewater to express our strong support for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s efforts to secure national monument status for the Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains and Snow to Sand. We believe that preserving open spaces like these in our magnificent desert is important…

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Diabetes & Sugary Soda

The Fresno Bee A study completed by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research with support from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that 31% of all Central Valley residents hospitalized in 2011 had Type 2 diabetes. Among Latinos, the percentage was 42.5%. To help combat this disease, the Latino Coalition for a…

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Latinos should advocate for a healthy future this Earth Day

Voxxi For many, Earth Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the planet, rejoice outdoors, and perhaps plant a tree. For us, however, this year’s drought has been a harsh reminder of the increasingly extreme weather patterns produced by climate change. The greenhouse gases and co-pollutants in our environment impact weather patterns and have serious public…

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