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The Department of Public Health (DPH) is facilitating Health Agency efforts to establish a Center for Health Equity. The Center’s mission is to ensure all individuals have access to the opportunities and resources needed for optimal health and well-being by advancing racial, social and environmental justice in partnership with committed …

CA Physicians Oppose Radical Bill that Reduces Patient Access and Increases Out-of-Pocket Costs Untested government-mandated price caps would jeopardize historic health coverage and access gains made in California since passage of the Affordable Care Act   Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) announced radical new legislation that would increase patient out-of-pocket costs …

Saving Private Practice Consortium 2017 2017 Young Physicians Mixer 2017 House of Delegates 2017 Celebration of Women in Medicine  

A sweeping package of legislation was introduced in the California Legislature last week that sets a clear and realistic path forward to achieve universal access and improve affordability to health care in California. Sponsored by SEIU CA, Health Access and NextGen America, key components of the legislative package will help …

Antimicrobial resistance (AR) is a global concern that presents a growing public health challenge. In order to help promote antimicrobial stewardship and reduce AR, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has created the first LA County regional antibiogram. The Regional Antibiogram Antibiograms, defined as a summary of antimicrobial susceptibility …

Too often, health systems put up a patient web portal, pass out instructions, and then ― like the builders in the “Field of Dreams” ― wait for people to show up. But the vast majority of patients never make the trip. That’s because the web-based portal doesn’t meet today’s healthcare …

California health officials confirmed this previous Friday that 36 Californians under the age of 65 has died due to the flu in the 1st week of February –more than in any other week this season. The flu continues to be a nationwide problem and is considered to be the worst in …

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for certain health conditions. Over the past fourteen months, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) has notified clinicians about a variety of outbreaks that have disproportionately impacted MSM. This article summarizes six steps providers can take …

Every year on February 3rd, National Women Physicians Day celebrates the birthday and courage of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the US in 1849, and the accomplishments of female physicians everywhere. The day strives to bring improvements to the workplace for the growing number …

Effective January 1, 2018, a number of State Disability Insurance (SDI) program changes took effect, including an increase in the wage replacement rate and an elimination of the seven-day non-payable waiting period. The changes apply to both disability claims and Paid Family Leave (PFL) claims. Patients can use the Employment Development …