Broken Bridges

Broken Bridges


LTSS integration with HMOs cannot succeed without addressing the funding gap which prevents transitions to community-based care settings.

By Jason Bloome

The 2017–2018 California state budget enacted on June 30, 2017 ends the California Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI), a demonstration program in seven counties, which was found to be not cost effective. Despite ..Read More…

The Opportunity for Collaboration through Mobile Technology




By Stephen Shrank

One of the biggest strengths of social work is the vast amount of workers daily traversing nearly every neighborhood of a given metropolitan area. However, a weakness has been a lack of collaboration and consolidation of the knowledge, resources and observations of these workers.

There are a variety ..Read More…

What Is HIPAA? Why Is It Important in the Health Care System?



By Janette Garfias, Nancy Lemus, Daisy Gomez, Donna de Loera

In 1996 the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted and in 2003, the Privacy Rule within HIPAA was updated. Since the establishment of HIPAA, the United States has received approximately 150,207 privacy violation complaints (U.S. Department of Health & ..Read More…

Do We Know Enough of the ACA to Repeal?

By Irma Hernandez, Mercedes Costello, Nancy Aleman, Aliza Gonzalez, Ary Nassiri

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare, is one of the largest modernized health care systems in U.S. history representing the latest reconstruction in the U.S. health care system implemented into law by president Barack Obama ..Read More…

New Bill AB 456: Mental Health Professions Parity

This bill would Allow Social Workers to Begin Accruing Hours Toward Licensure Soon After Graduation

By Noriela Flores, Gabriela Gomez Aquino, Sophia Kien, and Deysi Torres, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) MSW Students

A new bill introduced by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D – Richmond), to amend Sections 4996.18 and 4996.23 of the ..Read More…

What is the Future of Preventive Care for Minority Children?



By Nancy Lemus, Daisy Gomez, Donna De Loera and Janette Garfias, Advance Social Policy Students, California State University, Long Beach

During recent times, access to health care coverage has become a common topic of conversation. In taking a look at the barriers that stand in the way of minority children, the list ..Read More…