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After 10 weeks of working with mentors and community partners to turn their health equity ideas into full project proposals, two UCLA students, Angelica Johnsen and Alma Lopez, were named the winners of the $100,000 Health Equity Challenge, a competition presented by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and The MolinaCares Accord.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=404
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Two groups that have high rates of smoking and vaping — the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community and the LGBTQ community — have specific hurdles that prevent them from quitting: the cost of cessation therapies and a lack of culturally specific care, according to a pair of reports from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=402
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The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) has released early estimates from February and March 2022 shedding light on reasons Californians were not vaccinated or boosted, experiences with long COVID, risk reduction behaviors, personal and financial impacts of the pandemic, and more.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=403
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AAPI Data, in partnership with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, have released a groundbreaking study that highlights disparities in the access and utilization of health, mental health, and social services among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=401
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Join us on Wednesday, June 8, as the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) hosts an advanced data user training to demonstrate how to use some of CHIS’ advanced tools, including AskCHIS and AskCHIS NE, Public Use Files, Pooling Macro, and more to get data on a wide range of health topics across many sociodemographic factors.
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7916534360526/WN_4zs7Jyn1QAuiYNwjMs5gCQ
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Public charge. Workplace discrimination. Experiences with law enforcement. How are Latinx and Asian immigrants in California faring under state and federal policies? Join the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on Wednesday, May 18, for a webinar on how policy shapes the lives of Latinx and Asian immigrants.
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=263
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UCLA CHPR's Health Economics and Evaluation Research team has  released findings from the Final Summative Evaluation of California's PRIME Program, which shows decreased use of emergency department visits and hospitalizations and slower growth in estimated Medi-Cal payments found for patients of public hospitals compared with patients of other hospitals.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=398
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The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and MolinaCares are thrilled to announce the 10 finalists in the Health Equity Challenge, a competition that provides UCLA graduate students the opportunity to respond to a health equity issue in California. The finalists will turn their ideas into full proposals that a community-based organization can implement, and two community organizations will be awarded up to $50,000 to implement the project.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=400
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What is the future of health and wellness in California? Join the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and California 100 on Monday, April 25, as we release findings examining possible scenarios and policy alternatives for California's future.
https://california100-apr25.eventbrite.com
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Will all Californians have a chance to enjoy good health in the coming 100 years? What steps can policymakers and health care leaders take to make that happen? These questions are tackled in a time-jumping research report released today by UCLA CHPR and supported by a grant from California 100, a new statewide initiative focused on inspiring a vision and strategy for California’s next 100 years that is innovative, sustainable, and equitable.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=396
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Celebrate the exceptional career of UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Director Emeritus (2012–2018) and Senior Fellow Jerry Kominski, PhD, on Tuesday, April 19, at the 2021 Paul Torrens Health Forum, "A Tribute to Jerry Kominski: Healthcare Reform in California and the Nation." The event will also feature a panel of health reform experts discussing the strides we have made and the hurdles yet to overcome.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rescheduled-paul-torrens-health-forum-a-tribute-to-jerry-kominski-registration-224425852767
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New research released by the UC Berkeley Labor Center and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research examines policy decisions that will affect health coverage for nearly one million Californians. Using the CalSIM microsimulation model developed by the centers, the two reports project how the expansion of Medi-Cal eligibility to all low-income adults regardless of immigration status and the discontinuation of enhanced federal subsidies in Covered California would impact Californians.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=395
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New UCLA Center for Health Policy Research policy paper outlines evidence-based strategies shared by local, state, and national leaders to help address the homelessness crisis in California.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=394
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Two new studies by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research explore the link between citizenship status and access to health care among Latino and Asian immigrants in California. The studies are part of the center’s Research on Immigrant Health and State Policy Study, or RIGHTS, which analyzed the experiences of Latino and Asian immigrants in the state from 2018 to 2020.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=391
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Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Steven P. Wallace, a tireless champion for health equity, well-respected researcher, and extraordinary mentor. Join Dr. Steve Wallace's family, friends, colleagues, and students as we pay tribute to a beloved teacher, researcher, mentor, and friend whose work, words, and wisdom will continue to inspire generations to come.
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8716448669604/WN_UO2Gl0AnS96Hjpalw1yGJA
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The report, created by the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program team at UCLA CHPR and led by Associate Center Director Nadereh Pourat, provides updates on program participants’ enrollment patterns, demographics, and services received that were reported in the first interim evaluation report. Additionally, this report includes analyses of changes in HHP core metrics, health care utilization, and estimated Medi-Cal payment measures compared to a control group.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=2273
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Join UCLA CHPR and Williams Institute researchers as they share their findings and discuss some of the LGBT community's unique barriers to care, as well as the need to identify health care and structural interventions that will improve access to care for sexual and gender minorities.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=263
ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview SurveyAccess to Health Care
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The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research is leading the Health Equity Challenge, in collaboration with The MolinaCares Accord, a   new UCLA graduate student competition aimed at improving health equity in California.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=385
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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults in California face significant barriers in accessing health care despite having similar or better rates of health insurance coverage than heterosexual or cisgender adults, a new UCLA CHPR and Williams Institute report shows. These barriers include a lack of timely access to needed care, not having a usual source of care, having trouble finding providers and experiencing unfair treatment.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=387
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UCLA CHPR has announced two new faculty appointments: Vickie M. Mays has been named a senior fellow and Daniel Eisenberg has been named director of UCLA CHPR’s fast-growing mental health program. Mays is a clinical psychologist whose areas of expertise include mental health disorders in racial/ethnic and sexual minorities populations, as well as mental health treatment and care. Eisenberg’s work focuses on childhood and adolescent mental health.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=388
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In 2020, more than 2.5 million California children, adolescents, and adults still have no health insurance coverage, as detailed in a new study by UCLA CHPR, The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings From the 2019 and 2020 California Health Interview Surveys.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=386
ApprovedHealth Insurance Coverage and ProgramsHealth Insurance Expansion
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Researchers at UCLA CHPR examined how the pandemic impacted service utilization under the Whole Person Care (WPC) Program, a statewide Medi-Cal demonstration launched in 2016 to integrate medical, behavioral health, and social services for high-utilizing Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=384
ApprovedHealth Care Delivery SystemMedicaid/Medi-CalManaged CareHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues
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The "California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2021 Making an Impact" report highlights the exciting work produced by CHIS in 2021 — from timely COVID-19 data on how Californians are continuing to navigate the pandemic’s conditions and challenges, to the many publications, events, presentations, data trainings, news stories, and more that have brought this data to the public.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=2256
ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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How was the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) team able to release early data for the first time in the survey’s history? An article published by the American Journal of Public Health looks at how CHIS was able to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic by releasing timely data on how Californians navigated the pandemic’s conditions and challenges.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=2253
ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview SurveyData Sources
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Statewide population-level data that captures the experience and consequences of caregiving is limited. Using data from the 2020 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), researchers UCLA CHPR will shed light on caregivers’ demographic profiles, financial concerns, and physical and mental health issues during this webinar on December 1 at noon PT.
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1716365836961/WN_hZj9S-OZRDCCh5t878G5lA
ApprovedElderlyCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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UCLA CHPR's California Health Interview Survey or CHIS, which is the nation's largest state health survey, is hosting a data user training webinar on Thursday, December 9, to demonstrate how to use CHIS' free online data tools to get data on a wide range of health topics across many sociodemographic factors.
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6416370167494/WN_umt-wwriTjOcDu_R-TDS0g
ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview SurveyData Sources
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Nearly half or 44.4% of California’s estimated 6.7 million adult caregivers reported experiencing some level of financial stress in 2020 due to their role, according to a new study published by UCLA CHPR. In that same year, 13.5% of all caregivers said they suffered from a physical or mental health problem due to caregiving.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=375
ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview SurveyHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention IssuesMental and Emotional Health
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Over the last four months, we began to share early data from the 2021 CHIS, which shed light on how residents were navigating the pandemic through engaging in risk reduction behaviors, getting tested, perceptions about the vaccine, as well as financial and personal impacts. The survey team’s final CHIS Preliminary COVID-19 Estimates Dashboard update of the year adds data from August 2021.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=373
ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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California’s Latinx and Asian immigrants have varied perceptions and experiences at the workplace, accessing health care, encountering law enforcement, and using public benefits, according to new data released by UCLA CHPR. Findings were published in two fact sheets, as part of a series of studies that will come out of the Research on Immigrant Health and State Policy Study (RIGHTS), a follow-up survey of 2018-19 California Health Interview Survey.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=371
ApprovedImmigrantCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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Among women in California who have recently experienced mild to moderate psychological distress and are eligible for public health services, 4 out of 5 said they received no treatment or support, a recent policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=369
ApprovedMental and Emotional HealthWomenCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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