Elizabeth Aguilera Community Health Reporter
Elizabeth Aguilera is KPCC's Community Health Reporter.
Elizabeth is an experienced, award-winning beat reporter who has spent the bulk of her career in print. For the past three years she was been a staff writer at U-T San Diego, where she covered immigration and demographics. In 2013, Elizabeth traveled to Mexico to cover cross-border sex trafficking. She covered urban affairs, immigration, and business during a seven-year stint at the Denver Post, and has also worked for the Orange County Register and Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Elizabeth says that, throughout her career, her work has focused on the intersection of people and policy.
An L.A. native, Elizabeth has a B.A. in political science and journalism from Pepperdine University, and a M.A in journalism from USC’s Annenberg School.
Stories by Elizabeth Aguilera
The percentage of new enrollees aged 18-34 grew from 29 percent two years ago to 37 percent this time around. Young, healthy adults help keep premiums down.
Covered California teams are in low-enrollment areas throughout the state putting out the word that Sunday is the deadline to sign up for a 2016 health plan.
Last August the state identified an expanded area that required testing for lead around the old battery recycler. So far crews have only cleaned five homes there.
Glenn Frey's manager partly blames his medications for his death. Experts say the benefits of treating rheumatoid arthritis outweigh any risks from drugs.
A UCLA survey suggests that most of those under 45 with stroke symptoms fail to seek treatment in a timely way, risking more severe brain damage.
The Dec. 2 attack that left 14 dead and 22 wounded brought out "the very best in our characters ... We showed the world that ... we are San Bernardino strong,"
An agency addressing domestic violence in SoCal's Korean immigrant community turned to a key group for help: church pastors.
A complaint asks the federal government to find that low reimbursement rates are tied to rising Latino enrollment in Medi-Cal.
After the lead battery recycler had rejected the scope of a state plan to test for contamination around its City of Industry plant, the two sides negotiated a deal.
The L.A. City Attorney files criminal charges against the firms' owners for illegally disposing highly toxic chemicals and/or not properly storing them.
The two senior scientists mocked colleagues in the emails. The state attorney general's office has investigated, and an independent oversight panel will as well.
The agency is stepping up efforts to inform those without coverage that Dec. 15 is the deadline to buy a health plan that takes effect on Jan. 1.
The state wants Quemetco to test for lead in a half-mile radius around the plant. The company says it should only have to test in a quarter-mile radius.
The group will gradually roll out Truvada at its 20 clinics over the course of 2016, joining an L.A. County effort. It will also offer a post-exposure drug.
While each verified nuisance smell complaint could carry a maximum $1,000-per-day fine, an out-of-court settlement is the most likely outcome, an AQMD spokesman said.