Parents Know About Health Care for All Kids Law, But Few Are Aware of Its Benefits

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Nov 08, 2016

Six months into the Health Care For All Kids law, many children have transitioned to it, but few parents know of its extensive benefits.




IT Can Help Patients Age in Place - But They Must First Understand It

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 19, 2016

Exciting as health information technology is, it can only benefit those who can understand it.




California Encourages Nail Salons to Get Rid of Toxic Products

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Oct 07, 2016

Health care advocates say it's an under-regulated business, jeopardizing the health of its workers, many of whom don’t speak English.




Brown Signs Bill to Uncover Health Disparities in API Communities

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 29, 2016

A bill to disaggregate health data on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in California was signed into law earlier this week.




Environmental Group Sues Dow for Pesticide Pollution

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 23, 2016

An environmental watchdog group is suing the manufacturer of Telone, a soil fumigant that is increasingly replacing the highly toxic pesticide, methyl bromide, for not warning residents living in nearby areas before the pesticide is applied.




Historic Farmworker Overtime Bill Awaits Governor Brown’s Nod

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

The California Assembly passed a bill that would give California farmworkers overtime pay when they work more than eight hours a day.




72% of Previously Uninsured Californians Now Have Health Insurance

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 18, 2016

But the survey found that one ethnic group was under-represented: Latinos.




Many U.S. Black and Hispanic Children Lack Mental Health Care

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 15, 2016

Black and Hispanic children are getting far less treatment for their mental health problems than other groups, says a new national study.




Farmworker Families Learn About Medi-Cal’s Dental and Mental Health Care

New America Media, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 19, 2016

Many more kids in California’s Central Valley are now eligible for Medi-Cal because of the state’s Health Care for All Kids law – now the trick is to spread the word.




Many Eligible For Prop. 47 Relief Still Need to Apply

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jun 22, 2016

California’s Prop. 47 allows many individuals to change certain felonies into misdemeanors on their criminal records – but less than a quarter of those eligible have submitted their requests, and the window of opportunity is set to expire next year.