CALIFORNIA WOMEN: Study Finds Health Care, AIDS Are Top Concerns
California women cite health care and AIDS as two of the most pressing social issues, the AP/San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The study, conducted by the Field Institute on behalf of the Women's Foundation, will help the San Francisco-based group "determine where the foundation directs $5 million in grants toward promoting women's issues in the Legislature." According to the women surveyed, 73% said they were "extremely concerned" about health care, with 16% of those polled calling health care "the single issue that most affected their lives." Another 68% cited AIDS as another topic of concern. The not-for-profit women's group says it will focus its efforts on health topics related to the environment or the workplace. These findings are similar to those in another Field Institute poll of California men and women who said health care was the second most important election issue (3/16).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.