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Assessing The Public Health and Access to Care of the Great Valley Center - 2008

Assessing The Public Health and Access to Care of the Great Valley Center - 2008

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Great Valley Center201 Needham Street, Modesto, CA 95354Tel: 209/522-5103 Fax: 209/522-5116www.greatvalley.orginfo
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greatvalley.org
Supporting the economic, social, and environmental well-being of California’s Great Central Valley
 A 
SSESSING
 
THE
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I
NDICATORS
Public Health and Access to Care (Second Edition)
The State of the
G
reat central valley
of California
WithaspecialessaybyDr.RichardCarmona, formerSurgeonGeneraloftheUnitedStates
 
 ABOUT THE GREAT VALLEY CENTER Founded in 1997, the Great Valley Center is a nonprofitorganization working in partnership with the University of California, Merced to support the economic, social andenvironmental well-being of California's Great Central Valley. WE WELCOME YOUR COMMENTSThe Great Valley Center201 Needham StreetModesto, California 95354(209) 522-5103info@greatvalley.org www.greatvalley.org
 
 
Dear Friends,It is our pleasure to present the new edition of 
 Assessing the Region Via Indicators — Public Health and Access to Care 
. This is an update of an edition first released in 2003.This report is part of the
State of the Great Central Valley Indicators Series 
, our ongoing regionalinitiative tracking conditions in one of California’s fastest growing regions: the 19-county GreatCentral Valley. In annual installments, the Great Valley Center publishes a cycle of five reportsthat assess five topic areas: The Economy; The Environment; Community Well-Being; PublicHealth and Access to Care; and Education and Youth Preparedness.This edition updates health indicators first introduced in 2003 and adds some new ones. Theseindicators, which underlie and correlate with many of the other assessments of health, are groupedin sections describing access to care, maternal and child health, senior health, chronic and commu-nicable diseases, and social indicators.The good news is that progress has been made in a number of critical areas: smoking rates aredown, more children are being immunized and in some areas, heart disease is at its lowest in years.However, in other areas — especially those tied to lifestyle choices — various parts of the Valley trail state averages and national goals.This report was funded by Kaiser Permanente and Bank of the Sierra. We appreciate their supportand investment in the region. Special thanks to former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmonafor his centerpiece essay regarding chronic diseases and the progress that can be made by foster-ing partnerships to improve the basic understanding of health issues — health literacy — in diversecommunities.Sincerely,David H. Hosley President
Supporting the economic, social, and environmental well-being of California’s Central Valley 
201 Needham StreetModesto, CA 95354Phone: (209) 522-5103Fax: (209) 522-5116 www.greatvalley.org

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