SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Anthony Iton, senior vice president of healthy communities at the California Endowment, joins the Sacramento Press Club March 21 to discuss new research showing an unprecedented spike in death rates of rural, white Californians.
In Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties, death rates for whites were 40 percent higher than the overall death rate for whites in recent years, according to the recent study from the Endowment and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Iton is preparing to announce statewide findings, and will discuss his results as Congress is poised to repeal or reduce the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid coverage that would hit the Central Valley hardest. While President Trump largely carried the region, it also has some of the highest rates of Medicaid participation, poverty and unemployment in the state. Iton will discuss placed-based health outcomes and why your zip code is more powerful than your genetic code.
As senior vice president of healthy communities at the Endowment, Iton oversees Building Healthy Communities, a 10-year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.
About the lunch:
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 11:30 registration opens, lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: State Building & Construction Trades Council at 1231 I St, Suite 302
RSVP deadline: Monday, March 20 at noon
Cost: $29 members/$40 non-members
Contact Sacramento Press Club at 916-288-6006, Nikki Moore.