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VIAW Newswire 06.21.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Lawyer Warns of Risk of Valley Fever Outbreak to Prison Population
On Monday, an attorney for prisoners at two California prisons told a federal judge that thousands of inmates should be transferred from the facilities immediately because of the threat of valley fever, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports (Zaveri/Thompson, AP/Sacramento Bee, 6/17).

State Public Health Agencies Under Pressure To Curb Growing Valley Fever Threat in California
In a California Healthline Special Report by Deirdre Kennedy, experts discussed the rising threat of valley fever throughout much of Southern California, and what state and federal officials plan to do about it.

California Acupuncture Providers Expect Surge in Patients Under ACA
In California, acupuncture providers are preparing for a surge in patients following implementation of the Affordable Care Act, HealthyCal reports (Bookwalter, HealthyCal, 6/18).

Advocacy Groups To Launch ACA Advertising Campaigns This Week
Organizing for Action and Enroll America — advocacy groups that support the Affordable Care Act — are launching nationwide advertising campaigns this week to promote the law, the Washington Post’s “Post Politics” reports (Blake, “Post Politics,” Washington Post, 6/17).

UC-Davis To Add Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Data to EHRs
On Thursday, the UC-Davis Health System announced that it will become the first academic health system in the U.S. to include information on sexual orientation and gender identity as standard demographic elements in patients’ electronic health records, the Sacramento Bee reports.

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