AMONG OUR COUNTRY'S GREATEST ASSETS are its immigrant communities. Nowhere is that strength more evident than here in L.A. The Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to 4.4 million foreign-born people...
The Affordable Care Act aims to move the nation toward universal coverage. But Fielding School experts point out that for some immigrants, basic, quality health care is no closer to becoming a reality.
Taking very different tacks, Tabashir Nobari and Mirna Troncoso Sawyer are painting a more detailed portrait of the factors that place immigrant families at risk for obesity, pointing the way toward strategies that could be effective in combatting the phenomenon.
Through education, research and policy advocacy, the UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program, led by the Fielding School’s Linda Delp, is a powerful ally for the mostly immigrant low-wage workforce of Los Angeles.
Korean Americans have disproportionately high rates of chronic hepatitis B infection, which is associated with liver cancer and cirrhosis. In a partnership with the Los Angeles Korean community, a Fielding School team promotes screening through small group discussions in more than 50 local congregations.
Whether working with families to better manage their children’s asthma or helping residents take on an oil plant leaking toxins within walking distance of their homes, Fielding School alumna Ashley Kissinger assists a disenfranchised population in finding its voice.