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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.
Video: A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake February 26 2021 Dr. Michael V. Drake talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about how UC has responded to COVID-19 and discusses the system’s ongoing efforts to increase equity and diversity.
To Speed Up Vaccine Distribution, Improve Broadband Access among Seniors February 25 2021 Seniors rely on the internet to check vaccine availability and set up appointments. Disparities in broadband access may compound challenges for many communities already hit hard by the pandemic.
California Joins National Effort to Extend Health Insurance Enrollment February 17 2021 As California continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s health insurance marketplace—Covered California—has initiated a special enrollment period intended to boost access to health coverage.