Health policy and program development, research, and evaluation

 Affordable Care Act

 New TimeAffordable Care Act Seminar for Attorneyss San Luis Obispo report on the impact of ACA repeal
Health scare: SLO County braces for the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act 


Cuesta College newspaper article on the impact of ACA repeal on college students Millions Face Potential Loss of Health Insurance with Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

Immigrant eligibility: Joel Diringer has presented numerous talks  on Health Care Reform and Immigrant Families: Who is Eligible for What? throughout California. View the slides  that cover how health care reform affects immigrant families, including documented, undocumented, and mixed status, with additional resources here.

New Report – Behavioral Health Integration
See the report of the San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Integration Project Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services in San Luis Obispo County: Assessing the Shifting Landscape  and its EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. 

In the News

New York Times Reports on Poverty and Malnutrition of California Farmworkers :

“The people who grow our food can’t afford to eat it, and they are sicker because of it,” said Joel Diringer, a public health specialist and advocate for farmworkers. “It’s an incredible irony that those who work in the fields all day long don’t have access to the fresh produce that they harvest.” Read the full article here.

UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety blog post features are recent talk by Joel Diringer on the future of health coverage for California farmworkers. A copy of the slides can be accessed here