Medicaid experts and public health officials are pushing Congress to increase federal funding for the program for low-income people, as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more individuals into government-sponsored coverage. Total … Click to Continue »... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-06
Americans found out the hard way that education is essential infrastructure.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-06
Source: The Atlantic
By Juliette Kayyem
Will Lightbourne, a longtime director of state and local social services, emerged from retirement last month to become the director of the California Department of Health Care Services – just as record-breaking coronavirus cases tripled [...] By Karen de Sa, Safety Net Fellow, The Chronicle of Social Change This post... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-06
By Karen de Sa, Safety Net Fellow, The Chronicle of Social Change
The effects of this economic downturn will likely be felt for years as people born between 1997 and 2012 try to start careers and build savings with an economy that was struck to rubbleGraduation was supposed to be one of the best moments of Stephany Torres’s life.As a first-generation student... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-06
By Lauren Aratani in New York
Proposed state pilot programs would replace police with mental health teams for crises involving mental illness, homelessness and domestic violence.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-04
Plans to reform a major California mental health fund were deferred in the newly finalized budget. Advocates have criticized the state for failing to oversee the money. Now some groups want to see it spent on treatment during the COVID-19 crisis.... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-03
By Emily Zentner,Sammy Caiola
We’ve continued to look at state administrative data on Medicaid enrollment changes, and we are seeing curious differences among the 22 states where we are tracking total enrollment and child enrollment. Our baseline for Medicaid enrollment data is February since that is the last month before the pandemic really got... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-02
By Joan Alker
Welcome, Californians, to the era of Medi-Cal for All. “Medicare for All,” the political dream of extending federal health program for the elderly and disabled to all... Read more
Published on: 2020-07-01
A roundup of some three dozen bills on the state legislative docket, including proposals to end single-family neighborhoods as we know them, put apartments in church parking lots and make housing a human right for children and families.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-30
Source: KQED News
By Erin Baldassari
Despite the staggering costs of mental illness, little grant funding flows to this area. But a former executive at OSF argues that bold new investments in mental health hold the key to gains across a range of issues that funders care about.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-29
GRANT FOCUS: Maternal Mortality, Healthcare, Childbirth, Minority Mothers, Child Welfare | Amount: Unspecified | Deadline: Aug. 24, 2020 The post Improving Maternal Health Among At-Risk Communities Grants appeared first on Youth Today.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-29
Source: Youth Today
By Nickolas Bagley
As COVID-19 cases spike, Latino and Black residents of Los Angeles County now have double the mortality rate of white residents.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-27
Source: California
By Rong-Gong Lin II
Amid ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice, two of California’s largest school districts  this week joined other education leaders across the country pressured to rethink their policing of students. After weeks of public [...] By Jeremy Loudenback, Senior Editor, The Chronicle of Social Change This post Defunding School... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-25
By Jeremy Loudenback, Senior Editor, The Chronicle of Social Change
Among communities of color, women are at the intersection of race-related anxieties and gender-related stressors. Dr. Michael Lindsey, the Executive Director of New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, said these stressful times, amid national conversations surrounding police brutality and systemic racism, particularly against the Black community,... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-25
Source: PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
With a near daily focus on race-related violence in America, Dr. Michael Lindsey, the Executive Director of New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, is worried about the cumulative effect on the mental health on the Black community in the U.S. Seeing images of Black Americans being... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-25
Source: PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
Companies like the stock-trading app Robinhood can seem not just careless but also predatory.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-25
By Kara Swisher
Unrest over social injustice spotlights the acute need for, and the high historical barriers to, mental health treatment for Black people facing layers of emotional pain.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-25
Source: News : NPR
By Yuki Noguchi
Checking your phone for an extra two hours every night won’t stop the apocalypse—but it could stop you from being psychologically prepared for it.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-25
Source: Wired
By Angela Watercutter
Local governments around the country are declaring racism a public health crisis. That could be lip service, or it might lead to shifting resources from policing to health care, housing and other services, experts say.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-25
By Anna Almendrala
Protest movements against systemic racism and police brutality continue across the country. But discussions about, and visual representations of, racism and violence can trigger significant mental health stressors in the communities who are also largely impacted by those injustices. What mental health struggles can emerge and what is the best... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-24
Source: PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
The George Floyd protests have brought forward discussion about having the police step back from mental health calls. The LAPD had already been moving in that direction.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-24
Source: California
By Leila Miller
In most states, Black students are more likely to be arrested at school, and according to one expert, "There isn't much evidence indicating that police officers in schools make schools safer." [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-24
Source: MindShift
By Anya Kamenetz
During the coronavirus pandemic, people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and other serious anxieties may struggle to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from the fears shared by the general public. But some patients say successful treatment has armed them to handle COVID-19’s uncertainties.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-18
By Elizabeth Lawrence
Companies rush to offer digital help for psychiatric disorders, after the FDA relaxes its rules amid the Covid-19 pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-17
Source: Wired
By Tom Simonite
In January, the Anti Police-Terror Project launched a community first responder program in Sacramento called Mental Health First. Throughout the night, Friday through Sunday, Mental Health First volunteers respond to people in crisis — all without police. Guests: Niki Jones, Peer Crisis Counselor/Volunteer Coordinator with Mental Health First and Asantewaa Boykin,... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-17
Source: KQED News
By Devin Katayama
Several L.A. City Council members called for a new emergency-response model that uses trained specialists, rather than LAPD officers, to respond to calls for service not related to violence.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-16
Source: California
By Dakota Smith
We may find police would welcome not being first responders to mental health crises.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-15
By By Pete Earley
A group of 30 senators from both sides of the aisle on Monday urged leadership to make permanent the expansion of telehealth services that has been undertaken during the coronavirus pandemic.The letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-15
By cmillsrodrigo@thehill.com (Chris Mills Rodrigo)
“This is the dreaded question,” say experts struggling to weigh virus risks and uncertainty against family well-being.... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-12
By Claire Cain Miller and Margot Sanger-Katz