Assembly member Toni Atkins, Camille Giglio of the California Right To Life Committee, Sierra Harris of ACCESS Women's Health Justice and Tracy Weitz of UC-San Francisco spoke with California Healthline about a bill that would allow some non-physician health professionals to perform a specific type of first-trimester, non-surgical abortion.
Claire Brindis of UC-San Francisco, Alex Briscoe of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Serena Clayton of the California School Health Centers Association and Zena Harvill of the Native American Health Center spoke with California Healthline about how the Affordable Care Act is affecting school-based health centers in California.
Kirsten Barlow of the California Mental Health Directors Association, Sonoma County Mental Health Director Michael Kennedy, Rusty Selix of the California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies and Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg spoke with California Healthline about California's experience revamping its mental health care system.
Jim Crall of UCLA School of Dentistry, Parvathi Pokala of Rady Children's Hospital, dentist Paul Reggiardo of Huntington Beach and Lindsey Robinson of the California Dental Association spoke with California Healthline about efforts to increase the percentage of California children who receive regular dental care.
Zenei Cortez of the California Nurses Association, Jan Emerson-Shea of the California Hospital Association, Shawn Evans of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and Linda Good of Scripps Health spoke with California Healthline about the challenges that California hospitals face in raising influenza vaccination rates among health care workers.
Cheri Hummel of the California Hospital Association, Kurt Kainsinger of UCLA Healthcare System, Claudia Marroquin-Frometa of Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Lisa Schoenthal of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority spoke with California Healthline about how California hospitals are forming partnerships to strengthen their disaster preparedness plans.
Rebecca Onie, co-founder and CEO of Health Leads, spoke with California Healthline about how her organization teams up with health care providers to help patients access healthy food, safe housing and other community resources.
Susannah Fox, associate director at the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, spoke with California Healthline about Pew's latest study on Internet use among U.S. residents and new findings about the use of mobile phones to look up health-related information.
Alex Briscoe of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Vanessa Cajina of the Western Center on Law and Poverty, State Controller John Chiang, Joe Lee of LifeLong Medical Care and William Walker of Contra Costa Health Services spoke with California Healthline about what the recent elections mean for health policy in California.
Parag Bharadwaj of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Judy Citko of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Suzi Johnson of Sharp HospiceCare and Steven Oppenheim of the Institute of Palliative Medicine spoke with California Healthline about the growth of palliative care services in California.
El Monte Planning Commissioner Art Barrios, Chuck Finnie of the Community Coalition Against Beverage Taxes, El Monte Mayor Andre Quintero and Richmond City Council member Jeff Ritterman spoke with California Healthline about local ballot measures that tax sugar-sweetened beverages.
David Goodman -- professor of pediatrics and health policy at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and co-director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care -- spoke with California Healthline about efforts to study variations in care quality from the beginning to the end of life.
UC-Berkeley student Irene Cheng, Kevin Confetti of the University of California, Colleen Stevens of the California Department of Public Health, Kim Homer Vagadori of the California Youth Advocacy Network and a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory spoke with California Healthline about the upcoming smoking ban at UC campuses.
In part two of a two-part report, Diane Meier -- professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care -- spoke with California Healthline about how her experience treating critically ill patients led her to become an advocate for palliative care and other approaches that focus on the needs of patients and families.
In part one of a two-part report, Diane Meier -- professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care -- spoke with California Healthline about the definition of palliative medicine and how it encompasses more than hospice care.