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photo - Old Lady in Soup Kitchen LinePoverty in California

Nearly one in six Californians lack enough resources to meet basic needs. Altogether, more than a third of Californians are living in or near poverty.

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photo - Young Girl Visiting PediatricianHealth Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants: An Update

COVID-19 has revealed how gaps in health care coverage among immigrants can put the health of entire communities at risk. This report updates findings on…

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photo - Worried Woman Looking at BillsCalifornia’s Safety Net in Recession and Recovery

As California emerges from the COVID-19 shutdown, the social safety net can play a key role in facilitating an equitable recovery. Evidence from the last…

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photo - California State Capitol BuildingPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey include: Nearly six in ten likely voters say they would vote to keep Governor Newsom in a recall election.…

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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 - 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 - 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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