Webinar: Individual and Neighborhood Determinants of Health Inequalities in California's Central Valley
2015 NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers Annual Meeting
October 29, 2015
Contributors: Emanuel Alcala, MA; John A. Capitman, PhD; Lauren Lessard, MPH, PhDCalEnviroScreen is a screening tool developed by the California Environmental Protection Agency. This tool is used to identify communities that are disproportionately burdened by pollution and population characteristics. This study examined the utility of this screening tool in identifying communities at risk for avoidable hospitalizations. Does the CalEnviroScreen identify poor health outcomes in children? If so, which components of the CalEnviroScreen are associated with childhood morbidity?
APHA 142nd Annual Meeting & Exposition
November 18, 2014
Contributors: Emanuel Alcala, MA; Lauren Lessard, MPH; John A. Capitman, PhD
Environmental factors play a significant role in health outcomes beyond characteristics of the individual. Due to shorter life expectancies and lower access to care, non-whites have lower rates of admission than their white counterpart. Income inequality, percent living in poverty, and pollution are contextual variables that increase the racial/ethnic disparity in hospitalization rates.
- Data and Methods
- Descriptive Statistics
Faces of Fresno: Community, Diversity and Justice
John A. Capitman PhD
NEXT FRESNO, Fresno Future: Third Annual Conference
November 1, 2013
- A perspective on Cities, Health and Justice:
- The assumption of Political Equality
- Place, Equity and Public Health
- Place, Demography and Health in Fresno
- Health and Justice Perspectives on Next Fresno:
- A new narrative for Fresno
- Address environmental hazards
- Focus job creation around community assets
- Equal access to neighborhood amenities
Health and Well-being Disparities: San Joaquin Valley Findings
John A. Capitman PhD
Instead of looking at the tradition model of looking at a person's age, race, gender, and ethnicity; John and his colleagues has taken a different approach in data findings. Reach show that groups of people who share geographic and associated living conditions have similar life chances. These include such factors as poor air, housing, open space, jobs, schools, and services all play out to effect the overall health of one. Ultimately this creates differences in risk people face and in their opportunities for vigorous and fulfilling lives.
It Takes A Region: Opportunities and Challenges for Equity and Sustainability
Jonathan London from the UC Davis Center for Regional Chance
Jonathan presented on why regions matter by looking at sweet-spot between local and state, people and problems move around regionally, regional influences on community well-being, patterns of disparity across place and population, and community solutions require regional strategies along with local strategies.
Building Stronger Communities for Better Health: Moving from Science to Policy and Practice
Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D. from the Health Policy Institute and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Looking from a national perspective, Brian presented about the three challenges that are: health inequality will get worse as a result of economic downturn, the United States is NOT “post-racial” Ð to the extent that this perception exists and the “individual determinist” orientation remains predominant in the United States.
Access to Oral Health Care in Central California
Diana Traje, MPH; Armando J. Cortez, BS; John A. Capitman PhD
Low-income residents of the Central Valley face limited access to oral health care due to barriers, including a shortage of dental health professionals, a maldistribution of services, and a lack of providers willing to accept uninsured or publicly insured patients. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) ease access barriers by providing oral care to underserved populations. In an effort to respond to regional concerns regarding the shortage of oral health professionals, a survey was conducted to evaluate the impact of these shortages in the Central Valley.
Promotora Model for Improving Latino Health Care Access in California's Central Valley
Mariana Ramirez, BA, John A. Capitman, PhD, Tania Pacheco, BA, Alicia Gonzalez, BS
Promotoras: Lessons Learned on Improving Healthcare Access to Latinos
Undocumented Latinos in the San Joaquin Valley: Health Care Access and the Impact on Safety Net Providers
John A. Capitman, PhD, Diana Traje, MPH, Tania L. Pacheco, ABD
The purpose of this study is to assess how safety net providers are impacted by serving undocumented Latinos and how immigrant populations are experiencing care access
Research Write & Publish Electronic Collaboration Club (RW&P e-Club)
The Inaugural Research, Write & Publish e-Club Meeting
July 2009 Newsletter
Becoming a Great Recorder and Facilitator