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photo - Doctor Listening to Patient's Heart in HospitalHealth Care Reform in California

Coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act likely kept many Californians insured in 2020.

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photo - Doctor Listening to Heart of Young Patient in Exam RoomImmigrants and Health in California

Immigrants and their families have limited health care coverage, even as many face disproportionate health risks, especially during the pandemic.

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photo - Elementary School Students Wearing Masks and Returning to SchoolPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education

Key findings from the current survey include: More than eight in ten Californians think K–12 students are falling behind academically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most…

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photo - Teacher Delivering Instruction OnlineDistance Learning Strategies in California Schools

Learning gaps are a growing concern after a year of online instruction. During the pandemic, uneven distribution of resources may have widened gaps and led…

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photo - Oroville River during DroughtDroughts in California

California is highly prone to droughts, and climate change makes them worse. This fact sheet describes key challenges to managing dry times.

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photo - Woman Wearing Mask at Mailbox, Mailing in BallotVote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election

Many states changed their policies to increase voting by mail and reduce the risk from COVID-19 during the 2020 election. In California, officials took extra…

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photo - Backs of Elementary Students in a Row JumpingBuilding California’s Cradle-to-Career Data System

A yearlong collaboration among educational institutions, state agencies, advocates, and researchers has led to a plan for a statewide system that connects K–12, higher education,…

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Filling Glass with Water from Kitchen Faucet in East Porterville, California - pixel-ca-dwr-FL_Porterville-9320Access to Safe Drinking Water

Not every Californian has access to safe and reliable drinking water. Small communities relying on groundwater are most likely to have chronic water quality problems.

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