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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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Jóvenes refugiados aprenden a tejer enseñados por sus ancianos

Casi 1,800 refugiados de Birmania viven en el Condado de San Diego. Los refugiados de la tercera edad quienes tienen dificultades para aprender inglés pueden permanecer aislados. Una clase llamada Homespun donde las personas de la tercera edad enseñan el … Continue reading

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New Law Takes a Step Toward Culturally Competent Health Care

Residents protest a lack of available translation services outside UCSD Medical Center in July 2013. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Megan Burks Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill co-written by a City Heights woman that will help the … Continue reading

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Young Refugees Learn Weaving From Their Elders

About 1,800 refugees from Burma live in San Diego County. For older refugees, who have a harder time learning English, they can become isolated. A class called Homespun, where elders teach the traditional art of weaving, helps the young and … Continue reading

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Complaints Alleging Poor Access to Care Prompt Medi-Cal Audit

By Kenny Goldberg More than 7 million people who have Medi-Cal coverage are enrolled in managed care plans. Lawmakers have ordered an audit because they say they’ve received numerous complaints from Medi-Cal patients who are having trouble getting care. California … Continue reading

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