Prof. Bluthenthal interviewed for Voice of S.D. story on homelessness

A July 15 story in the Voice of San Diego on the factors driving black homelessness quoted Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, professor of preventive medicine and Associate Dean for Social Justice. The story noted: A recent analysis of Census survey data by left-leaning Center on Policy Initiatives noted that the city’s poverty rate among Blacks in the city was 22 percent – […]

Coronavirus could hit homeless hard, and that could hit everyone hard

Michael Cousineau, University of Southern California As the number of cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, continues to grow, the nation is on edge. Doctors and scientists do not know what percentage of the general population has been infected and what percentage of the infected develops symptoms. State and local governments and […]

How the Medicaid expansion has helped the homeless

As part of the USC Center for Health Journalism’s “Remaking Health Care” blog series, Michael Cousineau, professor of clinical preventive medicine, explains how Medicaid has assisted Los Angeles County’s efforts to house the homeless. The Affordable Care Act’s expansion of the low-income health care program “was a game-changer for homeless adults and their doctors,” Cousineau writes, noting that before the ACA, barriers to […]