Rebecca Long
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  • Los Angeles, CA
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Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence, Lack of Insurance/Access to Health Services, Sex/Gender Issues & Discrimination

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NPR Blog: Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home

Posted on November 29, 2014 at 9:24pm 1 Comment

Interesting blog post by Dr. Leana Wen.

On Life Support: Public Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:52am 0 Comments

Check out the new report released by the Vera Institute of Justice on mass incarceration in its role in fueling health disparities. This report is the first in a series of reports that will examine the challenges posed to public health by mass incarceration and the opportunities for change offered by the ACA. It's a long read but there is some…

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Incarceration as a Social Determinant of Health

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Adding to Rajiv's discussion of Prop 47...A new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine draws attention to incarceration and its role as a social determinant of health.

Once released, former prisoners often find themselves locked into a cycle of poverty and poor health. Many states prohibit former inmates from enrolling in important anti-poverty programs. These restrictions often include bans on…

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Unwalkable neighborhoods increase the risk of diabetes, especially among immigrants

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 7:49pm 0 Comments

A Canadian study published last year examines the effects of neighborhood walkability on the development of diabetes. The study looked at the health records of Toronto residents over a five-year period, finding an inverse relationship between neighborhood walkability and the incidence of diabetes after controlling for income and age. The effect was even stronger among recent…

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