I’m interested in how health care policy impacts Sacramento and California, who gets access to care and the issues facing health care providers.
It’s no secret that health care in the United States is complicated. My hope is to shed light on stories of people trying to get care and the experiences of those providing treatment.
I believe that all people can and should be truth-seekers, and I can’t do this reporting without the help of the community.
Is there a story about health care in Sacramento that you think should be told? Thanks for sharing!
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February 7, 2023
An effort to limit solitary confinement in California jails, prison, and detention facilities is being undertaken for a second time in the state Legislature. Lawmakers passed a similar bill last year which was vetoed by Governor Gavin Newsom.
January 25, 2023
Abortion care providers in the state can apply for funds to bolster the security of their physical locations and increase digital privacy. The move is in response to increasing violence against abortion clinics and their staff.
January 4, 2023
With a powerful set of storms set to buffet Northern California this week, hundreds of thousands could lose electricity. We consulted the head of California’s Office of Access and Functional Needs about how best to prepare.
December 28, 2022
Last year Sacramento saw an unprecedented number of homeless deaths city-wide. Groups like Sacramento Street Medicine are hoping to help cut that number down by visiting encampments and directly connecting unsheltered residents to health care.
December 27, 2022
From aspiring to end prison pipelines to wage increases and reproductive-rights protections, these new laws will affect change in the Golden State.
December 9, 2022
High COVID-19 transmission rates have moved Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado and San Joaquin counties from “low” to “medium” level for COVID-19 danger, changing some indoor masking guidelines.
December 6, 2022
The warming centers were activated at the city's Outreach and Engagement Center on Auburn Boulevard and the North Fifth Street Shelter lobby on Nov. 28. Both locations will remain open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. through Dec. 8.
December 2, 2022
The heads of public health in the U.S. and California reflected on where we are with COVID-19, what we’ve learned and how to tackle the mental health crisis.
November 17, 2022
State officials are warning that hospitals are at capacity contending with rising COVID-19 cases and early seasons of flu and RSV.
November 9, 2022
Sacramento County’s public health department is working to get the word out to parents about RSV, how to prevent infection and what to do if they believe their child is very sick.