Tag Archives: Health

City Heights Groups Help Residents Get Insured

You can apply for health insurance with the help of enrollment specialists at locations like this one operated by Catholic Charities on the corner of University and 43rd St.| Photo By City Heights Life By City Heights Life A three-month … Continue reading

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Construyendo Un City Heights Más Saludable

The Building Healthy Communities initiative in City Heights is nearing the midpoint of a 10-year effort that so far has resulted in a number of improvements, including a popular farmers market.| Photo Courtesy of City Heights Life Por David Ogul … Continue reading

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Building a Healthier City Heights

The Building Healthy Communities initiative in City Heights is nearing the midpoint of a 10-year effort that so far has resulted in a number of improvements, including a popular farmers market.| Photo Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego … Continue reading

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El Vecindario Pobre Más Rico de San Diego, Dos Décadas Después

Podríamos llamar a City Heights el vecindario pobre más rico de San Diego. Desde el año 2000, dos fundaciones han invertido más de 250 millones de dólares en el vecindario. Casi la misma cantidad de dinero que la Ciudad de … Continue reading

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Second Opinion: Tales From Year One of Covered California

Video Credit: Nic McVicker, KPBS By Megan Burks Nearly 60 percent of San Diego County residents who were previously uninsured signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2014. And as year two begins, more than 300,000 … Continue reading

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Covered California Announces Grace Period for Applicants Who Missed Deadline

The state’s online health insurance exchange Covered California. | Photo Credit: Tarryn Mento, KPBS By Megan Burks Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, is giving Californians until Sunday to complete their applications for January coverage. Previously set for Dec. … Continue reading

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Medi-Cal Enrollment for Former Inmates Picks Up

By Megan Burks Jail and prison inmates are much more likely than the general population to have a mental illness or chronic disease like diabetes. But nine in 10 didn’t have health insurance when they were booked, according to the … Continue reading

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Voices: Identifying Barriers to Health Faced by City Heights Immigrants

Overcoming Barriers to Health is a collaboration between The AjA Project and UCSD’s Center for Community Health. The young women that participated ranged from 12 to 17 years old and were first- and second-generation East African refugees and immigrants. Through … Continue reading

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Wandering the City Heights Data Desert

A view of University Avenue looking east from Fairmount Avenue in City Heights. | Photo Credit: Katie Schoolov, KPBS By Megan Burks For a foundation that’s made such a public commitment to turn City Heights around, you’d expect its president … Continue reading

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San Diego’s Richest Poor Neighborhood, Two Decades Later

City Heights could be called San Diego’s richest poor neighborhood. Since 2000, two foundations alone have invested more than a quarter billion dollars in the neighborhood. That’s about the same as what the city of Chula Vista spends on all … Continue reading

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