Welcome to California Health Equity

California Health Equity (CHE) is a resource center that supports efforts to improve the health of California’s diverse communities. Read More…

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Rea Pañares Named to Advisory Board for US Office of Minority Health

Rea Pañares Named to Advisory Board for US Office of Minority Health

Rea Pañares of the Prevention Institute was appointed to the US Advisory Committee on Minority Health, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The committee provides guidance to Deputy Assistant Secretary J. Nadine Garcia on ways to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities and on the activities of the Office of Minority Health. A press releaseRead More…

CSH white paper: Supportive Housing & the Social Determinants of Health

The Corporation of Supportive Housing (CSH) released a white paper, “Housing is the Best Medicine: Supportive Housing and the Social Determinants of Health,” addressing the link between stable housing and improved health outcomes for vulnerable populations. Announcing the release of the paper of their website, CHS cites increasing evidence that for particularly vulnerable populations, lack of housing and housing instabilityRead More…

CDC Quarterly eNewsletter

The Center for Disease Control is offering a quarterly electronic newsletter Health Equity Matters, an electronic newsletter intended to promote awareness of minority health and health equity issues that affect our work at CDC and in the broader public health community, support the achievement of our goal to eliminate health disparities, and foster ongoing communication and collaboration.

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The Invisible Man – Black Men Left Behind

“He is missing from the health care system. He is less likely to hold a job that provides health insurance. Otherwise, he is underinsured. Despite chronic poverty that cries out for relief, he often slips through the cracks of a frayed social safety net. Medicaid, focused on pregnant women and children, rarely includes him. He bears a disparate burden ofRead More…