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Video: Women and the Pandemic Economy April 2 2021 An expert panel discusses the ongoing struggles women face in balancing work, family, and health—and steps that can be taken to support working women.
Video: Vaccinating California March 30 2021 An expert panel discusses the state’s distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, including efforts to address equity concerns and other key challenges.
Video: Reopening California’s Schools March 9 2021 An expert panel discusses reopening K–12 schools across the state for in-person instruction amid concerns about equity, learning loss, and physical and mental health.
Pandemic or Not, Teen Mental Health Is Fragile March 4 2021 Teen mental health in California had been declining prior to COVID-19. Stressors from the pandemic may be making things worse.
California’s Prison Population Drops Sharply, but Overcrowding Still Threatens Prisoner Health March 2 2021 The state’s prison population declined by more than 20% in 2020 as authorities took steps to address the COVID-19 pandemic. But some California prisons are still well above capacity, posing potential health risks for prisoners and prison workers.