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Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Helping you “Fight Back” for your healthcare rights

Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free education to help healthcare consumers navigate the complex healthcare system and understand their legal rights. We want to empower you with the information that you need and be your advocate to find solutions that you deserve.

On our website you will find helpful articles, resources, and our podcast, which features interviews with a wide range of healthcare experts who will help you “Fight Back.”

Healthcare Consumer Rights Foundation is a non-profit organization providing free education to help healthcare consumers navigate the complex healthcare system and understand their legal rights. We want to empower you with the information that you need and be your advocate to find solutions that you deserve.

On our website you will find helpful articles, resources, and our podcast, which features interviews with a wide range of healthcare experts who will help you “Fight Back.”

Current Episode: Student Athletics

In this episode of Fight Back, Adriana Contreras joins us to discuss the health and safety of student-athletes in high school and collegiate sports. Adriana is a voluntary Assistant Coach on the swim team at UC Davis, a Senior Group Coach for the DART swimming team, a former Assistant Swimming Coach at the University of the Pacific, Head Swimming Coach at St. Francis High School, and a certified professional and collegiate Division I soccer referee.

Adriana talks about how parents should communicate with their children’s coaches and doctors to create a healthy sporting experience, the mental health challenges brought on by high-pressure athletics—including the lessons learned from Simone Biles’ Olympic experiences—what student-athletes should know about the rules and regulations around performance-enhancing drugs, and much more.

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Hospice

In this episode of Fight Back! we explore the topic of hospice care with Kendra Micka, a Medical Social Worker in the Department of Hospice at Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento. Kendra discusses what hospice care means and what it encompasses, the choices families can make for their loved ones nearing the end of their lives, how it is covered by insurance or Medicare, and much more.

Developmental Disabilities, Part 2

Ken Barnes, CEO of Options for All, returns to talk about COVID, new California employment legislation, and other issues impacting those with developmental disabilities.

How To Quit Smoking and What It Means To Your Health

Smoking is a leading cause of death from lung cancer and a significant contributor to heart disease in the U.S. Our special guest, Erica Costa, from the American Lung Association, discusses how to create a plan to stop smoking that encompasses counseling, nicotine replacement therapy, medication, friend and family support networks, and more.

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