ouRXperience: Methyl Iodide Debate; Harbor-UCLA Renovation; Mental Health in Hmong and Free Dental Clinic

Residents voting on improvements to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center at public meeting in Carson last October. (Photo: Anabell Romero)

Residents voting on improvements to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center at public meeting in Carson last October. (Photo: Anabell Romero)

Editor’s Note: KQED produces ouRXperience, a blog from community correspondents, to enrich coverage of health issues across California.

Recently, ouRXperience featured posts from four California communities:

  • Patricia Carrillo in Salinas wrote about local reaction to the lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of the fumigant methyl iodide to use on strawberry crops.
  • From Wilmington, Anabell Romero, described how community members are contributing to the Master Plan for the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center renovation.
  • Changvang Her told about the challenges of providing mental health care in the Merced Hmong community where “mental health” translates to “damaged brain.”
  • and from San Bernardino, Bobbi Albano brought us the story of a free dental clinic and how one man got the help he needed.
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