2020 saw the continued impact of systemic racism and racial inequity in the U.S. Inequities of COVID-19 highlighted the convergence of social risk factors, racism and health, while the police killing of George Floyd and others sparked international protests for racial justice. We provide examples of how tobacco companies and retailers, ever ready to capitalise, used BLM and racial equity in their marketing and messaging.
On November 10, 2021, the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers (CHPRC) and the statewide End the Epidemics coalition (ETE) convened a community meeting to discuss these challenges and to identify policy and research priorities for improving HIV, viral hepatitis, STI, and harm reduction services. The event brought together over a hundred advocates, researchers, public health officials, and service providers from across California to discuss the many ways COVID-19 has affected their efforts to reach vulnerable communities and maintain progress in addressing these intersecting epidemics.
This fact sheet provides an overview of recently released state and federal guidance implementing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Grade A recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Senate Bill (SB) 159. The fact sheet also outlines the complaint process if a health plan is not in compliance with the new requirements.
This policy brief is intended to help health care providers and patients better understand how the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Grade A recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Senate Bill (SB) 159 impact PrEP access in California. The policy brief also outlines the complaint process if a health plan is not in compliance with the new requirements.
Our research center conducted a qualitative study to understand patient, provider and other key stakeholder experiences as clinics rapidly shifted to telehealth care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief report outlines the major findings and recommendations from the study.
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