Public Health

Rising STI Rates Impact Californians of all Ages

Rising STI Rates Impact Californians of all Ages

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have reached epidemic proportions across the United States, according to the CDC’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2019 report. Like many states, California’s rates are outpacing the national average for the top three...

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SEP Navigators Support Affordable Access to Care in Medicaid Restricted Markets

SEP Navigators Support Affordable Access to Care in Medicaid Restricted Markets

There has been a substantial increase in the number of individuals signing up for health insurance when compared to the previous years.  Over 528,000 Americans signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act from the start of the 2021 Special...

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HIV Cases Among Intravenous Drug Users Increase During COVID Epidemic: Part 1

HIV Cases Among Intravenous Drug Users Increase During COVID Epidemic: Part 1

The CDC estimated that at the end of 2018, 1.2 million Americans were living with HIV; 186,500 of those cases were a result of intravenous drug use (HIV Surveillance Report, 2020). This is a growing trend, as 2,492 newly diagnosed HIV cases were reported among people...

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North Carolina Reports Lowest Increase in Covid-19 Cases Since December 2020

North Carolina Reports Lowest Increase in Covid-19 Cases Since December 2020

North Carolina is making the path for other states to follow in their attempts to control the spread of Covid-19 in their underserved communities.   A lot of North Carolina’s underserved areas consist of African American and Latino populations who do not have the...

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2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

Am I Eligible to Receive the Vaccine? Right now, more than half of the U.S. population (150 million) are eligible to be vaccinated, but ultimately it is each state that makes the final decision about who goes first. The first to qualify to receive the vaccines were...

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Expanding the Use of Nurse Practitioners in Illinois and Other States

Expanding the Use of Nurse Practitioners in Illinois and Other States

What is the problem? Since the onset of Covid-19, there has been a shortage of primary care physicians nationally.  Keeping consumers healthy is extremely important and that means maintaining primary care.  Over the years, studies have shown that maintaining...

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