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Report Predicts a Deficit of 4,700 Clinicians by 2025

August 15, 2017
This second report in a series of three Healthforce Center reports on primary care in California, unveils projections of a statewide primary care clinician shortfall in the next 15 years, with the most severe shortages in the Central Valley, Central Coast and Southern Border areas. Key Findings...

Examining the evidence linking factors in early adulthood to subsequent cancer risk

August 14, 2017
The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year. In a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a noted group of experts examines the evidence linking factors in early adulthood (18 to 44 years of age) to...

Do School-Based Programs Prevent HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents

August 14, 2017
We systematically reviewed the literature to assess the effectiveness of school-based programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI) among adolescents in the USA. We searched six databases including PubMed for studies published through May 2017. Eligible studies included...

Setting the Stage: Advancing a Cancer Prevention Agenda for Young Adults

August 14, 2017
The latest estimates suggest that, by 2020, more than 1.9 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer each year. In a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, a noted group of experts examines the evidence linking factors in early adulthood (18 to 44 years of age) to...

Water Access in the USA: Health Disparities Abound and Solutions Are Urgently Needed

August 11, 2017
The tragedy in Flint, Michigan, riveted the public health community to the problem of water access, highlighting its pernicious influence on low-income, minority families. In the United States, nearly one in two adults and one in four children do not drink tap water on a given day, with even more...

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