Adrian Florido Community Health Reporter
Adrian Florido is KPCC's Community Health Reporter.
Prior to joining KPCC, Adrian worked as a reporter for the Fronteras Desk at public radio station KPBS in San Diego, where he covered the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant and tribal communities, demographics, and culture.
Before that Adrian worked as a staff writer at Voice of San Diego, where he reported on San Diego neighborhoods, immigrant and under-served communities, as well as development, planning, land use and transportation. For a year, he delivered a weekly television segment on NBC San Diego.
Adrian is a Southern California native who earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago. He majored in history with an emphasis on the U.S. and Latin America. In college he was news editor at the student paper, the Chicago Maroon, and also spent time reporting from Capitol Hill and working with the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders.
When he's not reporting, he's out running, seeking out good coffee or listening to good music. He has a special affinity for Son Jarocho, a traditional music from the Mexican state of Veracruz. He travels there as often as possible to learn from old-time musicians.
Stories by Adrian Florido
An online petition started by the parents of a toddler with Down Syndrome has gotten more than 75,000 signatures.
The strong stigma associated with HIV in the black community has led a number of young African-American men with the disease to ignore their diagnosis.
A day after announcing he would act to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, President Obama was in Las Vegas to sign the order Friday.
A South L.A. clinic is prescribing the drug, which helps prevent HIV infection. But some experts worry it could encourage risky behavior.
The state has drastically cut its backlog of applications, but 170,000 remain in the pipeline. Some have been waiting a full year.
UCLA researchers found that among survivors with insomnia, the ancient martial art reduced inflammation, a risk factor for cancer recurrence.
County officials and the clinics that serve immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally are calling My Health L.A. a game-changer.
The state has identified 145 hospitals that have reported harming patients through medical error. It has withheld Medi-Cal reimbursements from at least 85 of them.
The director of the state health insurance exchange says the agency has corrected the mistakes it made during its first open enrollment period, in time for the start of this year's signups.
The UCLA study concurs with an Oregon study about an initial jump in ER visits by new Medicaid patients, but UCLA's researchers found the rate plummets after a year.
The state eliminated low-income adult dental coverage in 2009, then restored it earlier this year. But not all procedures are covered.
Immigrants in the country illegally are ineligible for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Beginning Wednesday, a new L.A. county program will offer them free care.
The nonprofit responsible for the billboard wants African-American parents to talk to their gay sons about the risk of HIV.
The CDC also finds just 42 percent had lowered their level of the virus enough to stay healthy and sharply cut the risk of passing on the disease.
The Long Road Today includes about 100 cast and crew, made up mostly of Santa Ana residents. Their stories are woven into the play's plot.