Series Looks at Health Issues Facing Santa Cruz County
The Santa Cruz Sentinel recently published a two-part series examining health care issues facing the Spanish-speaking communities of South Santa Cruz County. Although many Hispanic children in the area receive primary dental care through school-based clinics, many families face challenges in obtaining orthodontia and other specialty dental care not covered by Denti-Cal. Denti-Cal is California's dental program through Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program. In addition, many Hispanic families in South Santa Cruz County face difficulty in obtaining diagnostic and support services for children with autism.
- "Silver Smiles: South Santa Cruz County Children Struggle To Get Dental Care" (Satyanarayana, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 7/4).
- "Alone With Autism: Latino Families Struggle With the Mysterious Illness" (Satyanarayana, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 7/5).