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News & Events: November 2013

The Center has had a busy November! We hosted a conference on the Affordable Care Act and have launched a new ACA Resource section on our website. This section contains useful information gained from conference participants and presenters. We have also launched our new podcast series – Poverty in Focus. Take a moment to view these and our other opportunities to stay involved!

From all of us at the Center – have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!

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Center News


The Affordable Care Act and Health Care in the U.S.
New resource on the Center website

In November the Center hosted the conference “The Affordable Care Act & Low Income Populations: Lessons from and Challenges for Research.” Based on this conference, we created a new resource on our website that explores how the ACA might impact health care in the U.S.

Native American Poverty
Ezra Rosser in Conversation with Faculty Affiliate Lisa Pruitt

In this podcast, visiting scholar Ezra Rosser and UC Davis Law professor and Center faculty affiliate Lisa Pruitt discuss a range of issues related to Native American Poverty, from its lack of visibility and interest for legal scholars to its causes and possible solutions. 

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Policy Briefs

Ethnic Concordance May Not Promote Patient-centered Care
by Ming-Cheng Miriam Lo and Roxana Bahar, UC Davis

In recent years, ethnic concordance—matching the ethnicity of healthcare workers to that of their patients—has been promoted as an important measure for achieving “patient-centered care” for minority patients in the U.S.

Nearby Role Models May Lead to Poorer Health
by Elyse Kovalsky, 2012 Visiting Graduate Scholar

Health problems, such as diabetes, are often considered the result of either genetics or individual choices. In fact, our network of family, friends and co-workers can have a major impact on how we measure and manage our health.