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
Researchers at UCLA found that one out of every three hospital beds in California is occupied by a person with diabetes.
Advocates for the poor want the state to restore an earlier 10 percent cut to the reimbursement rate for doctors who treat Medi-Cal patients.
The grant will expand Market Match, a program that gives poor families a dollar-for-dollar match if they use their food stamps at farmers markets.
Advocates want the state insurance commissioner to investigate specialty tiers, which insurers use to require patients to pay a larger share of the cost of specialty drugs.
Advocates say the next big step in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act is making sure people who are newly insured know how to use their coverage.
The state legislature eliminated Medi-Cal dental coverage for adults in 2009. But much of that coverage has been restored, effective Thursday.
The senator is pressing hospitals to do more to reduce errors that, according to a recent study, kill between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year.
Differences in personal information kept by L.A. County and the state meant about 5,000 low-income people were not moved from an interim county program onto Medi-Cal.
Here's what you need to know about L.A.'s ban on smoking e-cigarettes in public places.
When Morales founded the Eastside Bike Club in 2008, he weighed 400 pounds. Today he's fit and healthy, and using biking to spread the gospel of healthy living.
Fewer and fewer dentists will accept poor kids on Denti-Cal because of low reimbursement rates. A pilot program suggests that hygienists could help fill the gap.
County health officials say anyone living within two miles of the troubled battery recycler can have their blood tested for free.
Those who started their applications before midnight on March 31st have until April 15th to finish enrolling. In addition, Latino enrollment jumped in March.
The county plans to spend $56 million a year on a managed care-type program. Immigrant advocates want the county to double the funding.
The product's chemical composition is constantly changing, making it very hard for researchers to design studies to assess e-cigarettes' effects.