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Vice, May 8, 2019
Colleges Say They Don’t Have Money for Mental Health. Here’s What They Should Do​
The University of California, Irvine, for instance has a well-respected set of programs, like their “Managing Distress in the University Community” workshops, in which counseling center pros train other staff and faculty how to recognize and respond as initial points of contact to students who may be having issues. One set of their workshops focuses specifically on suicide prevention.

Bloomberg, May 8, 2019
Reversing the One-Child Policy Isn’t As Easy As Just Ending It
“The idea is that if you have fewer births next year, you do not need to feed them,” says Wang Feng, a sociology professor at the University of California at Irvine and an expert on Chinese demographics. Even at the time, skeptics worried about the eventual drag on the country’s economy, Wang says, but it was seen as “a policy of necessity, not of choice.”

Dentistry Today, May 7, 2019
Negative Dental Experiences More Common for Low-Income, Nonwhite Children
“The prevalence of developmentally inappropriate care significantly differed between lower-income, Latino, or Asian families and higher-income or Caucasian families,” said Stephanie Reich, PhD, UCI associate professor of education and lead author of the study. “Although Medicaid expansion has greatly increased children’s oral healthcare coverage, utilization of services and health outcomes haven’t matched that growth.

PolitiFact, May 7, 2019
Beto O’Rourke says 60 million Americans have unsafe drinking water. That’s exaggerated
Nationwide, nearly 21 million people relied on community water systems in 2015 that violated health-based standards, according to a 2018 study from the University of California, Irvine and Columbia University. … Maura Allaire, an assistant professor of water economics and policy at the University of California, Irvine [said] while drinking water contaminants over a long period of time can be harmful, many contaminants don’t pose immediate health risks and many only last for several weeks or less, she said.

SpectrumNews1, May 8, 2019 (Video)
Actress in First Leading Role Gives Voice to Asian Pacific Stories
May is the busiest time of the year for Visual Communications. Founded in 1970, it’s the first non-profit dedicated to honest portrayals of Asians in media, most notably through a week-long film festival that starts every year during Asian Pacific Heritage Month. … Actress Tiffany Chu first got involved with Visual Communications a few years ago …. Chu grew up in San Jose and moved to Southern California to study film and drama at the University of California Irvine.

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