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Central Valley Health Policy Institute

CVHPI Presentations

Highlights of 2020-2021

CEP White Paper Presentation

Fresno COVID-19 Equity Project: White Paper Presentation 
July 7, 2021

Central Valley Health Policy Institute will present the findings, structure, and model of the COVID-19 Equity's Project White Paper Presentation. In addition, CVHPI will present how the collaborative efforts and CBO's adaptive leadership contributed to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in our most vulnerable communities. Please click the image or the link above to access the Recording session on Facebook Live.

Past Presentations

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Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes in Central California

2016 California WIC Association Conference
April 2016

Contributors: Emanuel Alcala, MA

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CalEnviroScreen and Potentially Preventable Childhood Morbidity in Central California

2015 NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers Annual Meeting
October 29, 2015

Contributors: Emanuel Alcala, MA; John A. Capitman, PhD; Lauren Lessard, MPH, PhD

CalEnviroScreen 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?

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APHA 2014 Poster
Place and Health: Preventable Hospitalizations for Adults in the Central Valley of California

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

  • Geography

  • Results

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Becoming a Great Recorder and Facilitator

Becoming a Great Recorder and Facilitator

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Faces of Fresno

Faces of Fresno: Community, Diversity and Justice
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

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Place Matters

He2005alth and Well-being Disparities: San Joaquin Valley Findings
May 26, 2010

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.

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It Takes a Region

It Takes A Region: Opportunities and Challenges for Equity and Sustainability
May 26, 2010

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.

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Building Stronger Communities for Better Health

Building Stronger Communities for Better Health: Moving from Science to Policy and Practice
May 1, 2010

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.

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Promotoras: Lessons Learned on Improving Healthcare Access to Latinos

Promotoras: Lessons Learned on Improving Healthcare Access to Latinos
March 18, 2010

This webinar was a part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) presentation series for Ensuring Cultural Competence Across Care Settings. 

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Results from a Promotora Model

Promotora Model for Improving Latino Health Care Access in California's Central Valley
January 13, 2010

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Social Determinants of Health

Webinar: Individual and Neighborhood Determinants of Health Inequalities in California's Central Valley

This webinar discussing the Social Determinants of Health in the San Joaquin Valley was a part of the National Collaborative for Health Equity. 

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Oral Health Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers in the Central Valley

Access to Oral Health Care in Central California
March 2009

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.

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The Inaugural Research, Write & Publish e-Club Meeting

Research Write & Publish Electronic Collaboration Club (RW&P e-Club)
The Inaugural Research, Write & Publish e-Club Meeting
September 23, 2009

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Undocumented Latinos in the San Joaquin Valley: Health Care Access

Undocumented Latinos in the San Joaquin Valley: Health Care Access and the Impact on Safety Net Providers
August 26, 2009

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.

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Click here to view the July 2009 newsletter (PDF).