Health & Human Services
Lack of Plumbing Makes Fighting COVID-19 Difficult Paulette Cha July 8 2020 For some Californians, lack of reliable access to running water is a barrier to regular handwashing and other means of reducing coronavirus spread.
School Closures Hamper Monitoring of Child Welfare Caroline Danielson, Paulette Cha June 26 2020 School closures due to COVID-19 mean that educators are not able to play their critical role in monitoring students’ health, safety, and overall well-being.
Video: Tackling California’s Homelessness Crisis Mary Severance June 24 2020 Los Angeles County supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sacramento mayor Darrell Steinberg talk with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about addressing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Mortality Daniel Tan, Paulette Cha June 22 2020 The intersection of social and economic inequities put African Americans at greater risk than other Californians of dying from the coronavirus.
For California’s Homeless, CalFresh Is Essential Part of Safety Net Caroline Danielson June 19 2020 CalFresh food assistance is a key support for people confronting homelessness, and efforts to expand access to CalFresh are critical.