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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2003 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
When tough-talking Roberto Juarez was recruited to run a struggling Ventura County farm worker clinic in 1978, it operated out of two rooms in an old Santa Paula motel and used a coffee can to stash the cash paid by a trickle of poor patients. Today, Clinicas del Camino Real stands as an example of how far a rural health clinic can come in California if it is headed by a savvy high school dropout with a knack for gaining government grants and a give-'em-heck attitude toward local bureaucrats.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2001 | Sharon Nagy, (714) 966-5832
The Orange County Health Care Agency and Latino Health Access will provide low-income residents with information on health care options at 6 p.m. Jan. 22. Health Care Agency representatives will discuss the Healthy Families program, which provides health care coverage to uninsured children with three-person family incomes below $35,373. Application assistants will be available to help parents enroll their children in the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1996
I am writing in response to the Oct. 9 article regarding the Healthy County 2000 program we have launched at the Ventura County Health Care Agency. Your article referred to this as a "PR program." It is, in fact, an educational program, and education is part of our mission at the Health Care Agency. Our program utilizes existing brochures and materials, combined with new educational tools, including a video and educational television program. We are saddened that some residents in our county don't recognize the need to provide public health information to our neighbors that desperately need this information.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD
More than 800 people who now receive indigent medical care from the county would become ineligible for the program under tightened eligibility rules proposed by the Orange County Health Care Agency. The stricter rules, which the Board of Supervisors will consider next week, are required under the terms of federal welfare reform and would affect about 3% of the 28,000 people who receive the health-care benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Ventura County officials announced the appointment Tuesday of Stephen G. Kaplan as director of behavioral health, a newly created post that will oversee drug and alcohol programs as well as the county's Mental Health Services department. Kaplan, 46, was selected for the job by Pierre Durand, director of the county's Health Care Agency. "Steve is very hard-working, and he is committed to caring for people," Durand said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1999
As a psychiatric social worker who recently retired from the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department after 17 years of service, it is my impression that Steve Kaplan is being wrongly targeted for punishment following the breakdown of the merger between the Public Social Services Administration and Behavioral Health. Steve researched the options quite carefully and in fact proposed that Behavioral Health become free-standing from the Health Care Agency as a first choice before considering a merger of the two agencies.
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