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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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Covered California Works to Insure More Youth, Latinos

Covered California spokesman Dana Howard and Gary Rotto, public policy director for the Council of Community Clinics, discuss open enrollment on KPBS Evening Edition. By Kenny Goldberg Click here to listen to a KPBS Midday Edition segment with more information … Continue reading

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Intensive Health Program Cuts Costs By 40 Percent

A program aims to teach the chronically ill in southeastern San Diego, City Heights and National City how to avoid the hospital and better manage their own health. | Video Credit: Nic McVicker, KPBS By Kenny Goldberg Federal officials say … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat All That Halloween Candy; Give it to Overseas Troops

Halloween candy. | Photo Credit: Dan Mushrush, Flickr By Megan Burks Nine thousands pounds. That’s the amount of Halloween candy San Diego County public health advocates and dentists collected from children willing to part with their sweets last year. The … Continue reading

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