Proposed changes to ‘public charge’ rule could hurt public health

The Trump administration has proposed an immigration policy that could seriously harm public health efforts, potentially reversing gains made in healthcare access and trust earned in our communities. In fact, there are already reports that legal immigrants who are eligible for critical public assistance programs are disenrolling or steering clear out of fear and confusion. […]

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Will your therapist go on strike? 4,000 mental health workers protesting Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals and family members rally outside the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center on Jan. 12, 2015.(Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP) Thousands of psychologists, therapists, social workers and psychiatric nurses will begin a five-day strike Monday against Kaiser Permanente at more than 100 facilities across California, demanding one of the nation’s largest […]

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Madison County health officials target substance use, mental health and nutrition issues – Asheville Citizen

With the new year fast approaching, resolution season is coming into full swing. Just as individuals may consider areas to improve in the year ahead, Madison County health officials are charting a course to overcome the biggest barriers to a healthier community. Public health officials joined community members November 15 inside the Cooperative Extension Center […]

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