Should Proposition 64 Pass Or Go Up In Smoke?
Two voices from law enforcement disagree on ballot measure to legalize marijuana.
LA Campaign Seeks Smokeless Apartment Buildings
Survey shows even many landlords want to go along with smoke-free apartments.
CT Scans For Minor Injuries On A Rapid Rise In California Emergency Rooms
Researchers say they’re reporting the facts, but not taking a stand on CT “overuse.”
New Programs Raise Bar for Behavioral Health in L.A. County, Statewide
For those who deliver behavioral health services, the Excellence in Mental Health Act brings new opportunities to increase access to community mental health and substance use treatment.
New Preventive Health Program Helps South L.A. Seniors Get ‘HAPPI’
Many South Los Angeles seniors are unaware of the availability of no-cost clinical preventive health services. The new “HAPPI” program aims to remedy that.
Evaluation Trumps Incarceration in L.A. Police Dept. Mental Health Efforts
The Los Angeles Police Department’s Mental Evaluation Unit is winning rave reviews locally, in other states and from a few foreign countries, as well. Stakeholders say the program could be even better with more resources.
L.A. County Could Benefit From More Palliative Care Resources, Experts Say
As palliative care comes into its own as a medical subspecialty, payers, providers and consumers in Los Angeles County recognize the benefits while facing a shortage in supply and uneven distribution of services.
Plan To Integrate L.A. County Health Departments Moves Forward
A plan to consolidate Los Angeles County’s major health departments is gathering momentum despite opponents’ worry that three’s a crowd.
UCLA Study Authors Urge Greater Awareness of Older Californians Falling
As rates of falls among adults ages 65 and older continue to rise, UCLA researchers and other experts say better education and prevention can substantially reduce injuries, deaths and their effects on California’s health care system.
New Los Angeles Program Working To Divert Mentally Ill, Homeless From Jail
Replicating a model already delivering impressive results in other metropolitan areas, Los Angeles County has implemented an innovative, cost-cutting jail diversion and alternate sentencing program for the chronically homeless and seriously mentally ill.