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photo - Teen Sitting at Picnic Table Pandemic or Not, Teen Mental Health Is Fragile Teen mental health in California had been declining prior to COVID-19. Stressors from the pandemic may be making things worse. Read More
photo - Prison California’s Prison Population Drops Sharply, but Overcrowding Still Threatens Prisoner Health 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. Read More
photo - Michael V. Drake Video: A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake 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. Read More
photo - Senior Man Using Laptop at Home To Speed Up Vaccine Distribution, Improve Broadband Access among Seniors 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. Read More
photo - Doctor Listening to Patient California Joins National Effort to Extend Health Insurance Enrollment 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. Read More
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