March 2012 Blog Posts (4)

"Don't ask, don't know, don't care" policy means health for all in San Francisco

Lack of legal status is a strong determinant of the health in the United States.  Low-wage jobs in the informal sector, informal housing and often the inability to prove even local residency (no utility bills in a person’s name, etc) severely restrict access to health care and other services in this vulnerable group. 

San Francisco’s local policy regarding undocumented persons is a positive example of how to improve access to care for undocumented patients.  In the 1980s, the city…

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Added by Linda Sharp on March 16, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

"My patient's most pressing issue was a broken carburetor."

Check out this terrific post by Dr. Doug Jutte from UC Berkeley and UCSF. It's posted on the RWJF New Public Health site.

Added by Laura Gottlieb on March 14, 2012 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Health Impact Assessment: Necessary but Not Sufficient for Healthy Public Policy

Hot off the presses. Check out this Commentary from our very own L. Gottlieb, "Health Impact Assessment: Necessary but Not Sufficient for Healthy Public Policy.  http://ning.it/wAlm55

Added by Ricky Y. Choi on March 7, 2012 at 3:28pm — No Comments

“A safe, decent, affordable home is like a vaccine — it literally keeps children healthy.”

It's worth reading the D.C. Roll Call article on how "Housing and Health Care Go Hand-in-Hand" from 12/15/2011. The article is by Raphael Bostic, the assistant secretary for policy development and research at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The piece…

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Added by Laura Gottlieb on March 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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