An international team of scientists has found that up to 20 percent loss in the annual maximum amount of water contained in the Western United States' mountain snowpack in the last three decades is due to human influences. "These results add to the evidence of a human influence on climate that will have severe impacts on our water supply," according to Benjamin Santer, a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory climate scientist and a co-author of the paper.
Shari Dworkin, Monica Gandhi, Paige Passano, Editors
The UCGHI Center of Expertise (COE) on Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment advances research and education on the health and empowerment of girls and women around the world. In their signature product, Women's Empowerment and Global Health, COE collaborators use multidisciplinary case studies to examine various systems of oppression that impact gender equity and highlight programs that are paving the way for women's empowerment and health.
Creating conditions to support healthy people: State policies that affect the health of undocumented immigrants and their families
Michael A. Rodríguez, Maria-Elena Young, Steven P. Wallace
Federal policies around undocumented immigrants are often exclusionary and negatively impact the health and well-being of undocumented immigrants and their families. State policies have increasingly played a role in shaping the social and economic factors that affect the health of undocumented immigrants. State level legislation and policies "are both inclusive—expanding the social inclusion of undocumented immigrants beyond that of federal policy, as well as exclusive—further restricting benefits, rights and resources for undocumented immigrants." This report, conducted by the UCGHI Center of Expertise (COE) on Migration and Health, examines how state policies affect the health of undocumented immigrants and develops a framework for assessing the level of inclusion of state policies.
Improving the health of agricultural workers and their families in California: Current Status and Policy Recommendations
Marc B. Schenker, Stephen A. McCurdy, Heather E. Riden, Don Villarejo
UCGHI Center of Expertise on Migration and Health
Many factors affect the health of farm workers – including economic issues, environmental conditions, personal behaviors, and social and cultural dynamics. This paper, a product of the UCGHI Center of Expertise (COE) on Migration and Health, presents the current literature on the health of farm workers and their families and paints a picture of the social and economic context in which policy changes can be made to improve health outcomes.