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    Esmeralda Melgoza & Arturo Vargas Bustamante in Capital and Main: “During COVID, California’s Latinos Used 911 More Than Ever Before. Here’s Why That Matters.”


    That transformation in usage provides a critical opportunity to reconsider how the state’s EMS system is deployed and who works within it, say the authors of a new study conducted by the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative — and it can be a springboard to create more efficient local EMS agencies in areas like Los Angeles County, where nearly 50% of the population is Latino. Authors Esmeralda Melgoza and Arturo Vargas Bustamante are also quoted.