Population: People of Color

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 20

March 20 is the National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The observance is a national effort to encourage American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians across the United States to get educated, tested, involved in prevention and get HIV treatment.

Menthol Cigarette Users: An Examination of Menthol Cigarette Use by Gender and Race

Infographic Menthol Cigarette Users: An Examination of Menthol Cigarette Use by Gender and Race February 14, 2024 This is a study of mental health experiences and harm perceptions of cigarettes among current menthol cigarette smokers, stratified by gender. This highlights racial/ethnic and gender disparities among menthol cigarette smokers. Download Authors CalCenSyn

Phase II: Assessing Smoking Cessation Services in Central and Northern California HIV Safety Nets

Infographic Phase II: Assessing Smoking Cessation Services in Central and Northern California HIV Safety Nets January 17, 2024 This publication is phase II of an audit or “secret shopper” study that sought to characterize current access to smoking cessation services in Central and Northern California HIV safety nets and to identify potential strategies for increasing …

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Bebe Moore Campbell National Mental Health (BIPOC) Awareness Month

Infographic Bebe Moore Campbell National Mental Health (BIPOC) Awareness Month August 30, 2023 Black women with HIV experience mental health outcomes at higher rates than women without HIV. In commemoration of Bebe Moore Campbell National Mental Health (BIPOC) Awareness Month, this infographic overview statistics that highlight mental health disparities among Black women in California. Download

The Impact of Mental Health Conditions on Public Insurance Costs of Treating HIV/ AIDS

Manuscript The Impact of Mental Health Conditions on Public Insurance Costs of Treating HIV/ AIDS January 31, 2023 Medicare and Medicaid insurance claims data for Californians living with HIV are analyzed in order to determine: (1)The┬áprevalence of treatment for particular mental health diagnoses among people living with HIV (PLWH) with Medicare or Medicaid insurance in …

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Climate Change and Continuity of Care: Maintaining Access to Prevention and Care Services during Climate-Related Events in California

Policy Brief Climate Change and Continuity of Care: Maintaining Access to Prevention and Care Services during Climate-Related Events in California June 1, 2022 Natural disasters related to climate change are on the rise in California, but the impacts of climate-related events on healthcare delivery and client engagement in care are not well understood. The critical …

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Targeted tobacco marketing in 2020: the case of #BlackLivesMatter

Manuscript Targeted tobacco marketing in 2020: the case of #BlackLivesMatter February 5, 2022 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. …

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Policy and Research Priorities to End the Epidemics of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STIs, and Overdose: a California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers and End the Epidemics community convening

Meeting Proceedings Policy and Research Priorities to End the Epidemics of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STIs, and Overdose: a California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers and End the Epidemics community convening December 29, 2021 On November 10, 2021, the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Centers (CHPRC) and the statewide End the Epidemics coalition (ETE) convened a community meeting …

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Advancing racial equity and social justice for Black communities in US tobacco control policy

Manuscript Advancing racial equity and social justice for Black communities in US tobacco control policy November 30, 2021 Systemic racism is a public health crisis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration applies the Population Health Standard in tobacco product review processes by weighing anticipated health benefits against risks associated with a given commercial tobacco product …

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