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Percentage of students meeting all physical fitness standards, Alameda County 2014.

Percentage of students meeting all physical fitness standards, California 2014.

Percentage of students meeting all physical fitness standards, Fresno County 2014.

Percentage of students meeting all physical fitness standards, Los Angeles County 2014.

Percentage of students meeting all physical fitness standards, Orange County 2014.

Reports, Policy Briefs, and Other Resources

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), undoing the tremendous progress California has made in reducing disparities in access to mental health care services. Prior to the ACA, Latinos and African Americans who sought help for mental health or substance use services were less likely to receive necessary treatment. While these disparities persist, with more individuals insured, low-income Californians and communities of color are better able to access vital behavioral health services. But all of these gains are now at substantial risk!

President Trump and Congressional leadership are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), eliminating access to health care for millions of Californians. Prison and jail inmates experience a higher rate of chronic disease than the general population.

The Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), created in 2010, with the passage of the ACA, is aimed at reducing long-term health costs by supporting programs that seek to address many chronic diseases that are easily preventable. House Republicans are fast-tracking the American Health Care Act, which eliminates the PPHF.

Communities of color, the majority of the newly insured under Affordable Care Act (ACA), will be most negatively impacted from national efforts to repeal the law. Prior to the ACA communities of color, who made up just over half of all residents, were three-quarters (74%) of California’s uninsured. The ACA significantly helped to close the coverage gap, cutting uninsurance rates by more than half for Asian Americans and African Americans between 2013 and 2015 and reducing rates for Latinos at slightly lower rates.

The third edition of this report uses current data and research to examine health disparities across a broad spectrum of factors and social conditions. Throughout the report, the complex relationship between structural factors and health outcomes is discussed. The report also includes case studies, policy wins and policy recommendations.

Related Organizations

The Office of Multicultural Health (OMH) is a shared policy office within the Director’s Office of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).  The OMH serves as a focal point in both Departments for improved planning and coordination of activities and programs related to racial and ethnic populations in California and a liaison between both Departments and outside stakeholders.

The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) provides public health information for California's diverse population. Results on a variety of health topics are produced for the entire state and for most counties. The survey takes place every two years.

HolaDoctor provides of multilingual translation and cultural adaptation services for healthcare partners and clients.

The Latino Coalition for a Healthy California is a statewide Latino health policy and advocacy organization committed to initiating and advancing policies that will increase access to health services and build healthy Latino communities in California. LCHC assesses community needs, identifies community values, and incorporates community input into the development of health care policies.