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Teenagers who live within a few blocks of green space are more likely to have better mental health than teens who don’t, according to a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Researchers used California Health Interview Survey
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=316
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How does universal health care work in other countries? What models are being discussed for California? Watch the recorded webcast of the March 1 E. Richard Brown Symposium on Universal Health Care, which featured international and state experts
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ApprovedHealth Care ReformHealth Care EconomicsHealth Insurance ExpansionUninsured
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Implementation of the Affordable Care Act cut in half the percentage of low-income, uninsured Californians under age 65, from 23 percent in 2013 to 11 percent in 2016-17. But federal law bars undocumented residents from federally funded Medicaid, and 9 in 10
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A new study by UCLA and UC Berkeley researchers projects that hundreds of thousands more Californians could become uninsured because of upcoming changes in federal health insurance law, such as elimination of the ACA's individual mandate penalty in January.
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U.S. immigration officials use the term “public charge” to describe people applying for a green card who are deemed likely to become primarily dependent on the government to meet their basic needs. According to analysis by the UCLA Center for Health Policy
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In the Center’s March Health Policy Seminar, Associate Center Director Steven P. Wallace will discuss elder economic insecurity and the Elder Index and how the housing burden borne by elders, particularly those of color, affects health.
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High school teens in California who volunteer, take part in community aid groups, and join school or other clubs are healthier and more likely to aspire to attending college, according to a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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By 2030, there will be 9 million adults over age 65 in California — up from 6 million now — according to an estimate by the state’s department of finance. But a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that California’s public mental health workforce is poorly prepared to address their mental health needs and
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ApprovedElderlyMental and Emotional HealthMedicaid/Medi-Cal
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act did not extend eligibility for health coverage to undocumented populations, and federal policy prohibits coverage of undocumented individuals under Medicaid using federal funds.
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Just 8.5 percent of Californians under age 65 lacked health insurance in 2017, down from 15.5 percent in 2013, before the full expansion of the ACA, according to 2017 CHIS data in a policy brief by the Center and the California Health Care Foundation. The health law narrowed disparities in coverage rates between different racial and ethnic groups
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Approved2017 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2017)Health Insurance Coverage and Programs
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LGB adults in California have rates of health insurance coverage on par with or better than that of straight men and women in the state, but they are more likely to wait to see the doctor when they need medical care, according to a new Center policy brief 
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ApprovedLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, TransgenderHealth Insurance Coverage and ProgramsHealth BehaviorsCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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Just 1 in 3 children and only 1 in 5 teens in the state exercise for the one hour per day that’s recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. In contrast
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Center Director Ninez A. Ponce and experts from UC Berkeley and  California Food Policy Advocates discussed the potential health and economic impact the proposed “public charge” rule change would have on California. Find the presentation slides at
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Ninez Ponce, Center Director and CHIS principal investigator, and Todd Hughes, CHIS director, will lead our Oct. 31 Health Pollicy Seminar and highlight the latest trends in insurance coverage, prediabetes, mental health need, and more from the 2017 CHIS
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More than three-quarters of California’s low-income seniors are financially burdened by rent, according to a new fact sheet from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Low-income seniors who rent — numbering more than half a million
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Anticipated federal funding changes could over time force counties to shoulder more of the cost of paying for health care, or cut back enrollment and programs, according to a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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ApprovedMedicaid/Medi-CalLow-IncomeCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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Requiring health insurers to pay for adult vaccinations given at retail pharmacies could help prevent the spread of deadly communicable diseases such as influenza, pneumococcal infection and human papillomavirus, according to a UCLA study
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New initiatives added to the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation program, Parks After Dark, paid notable dividends, according to a report by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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Ninez Ponce is Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research starting July 1, succeeding Gerald Kominski, who will remain at the Center as a Senior Fellow. In her director's message, Ponce discusses the Center's democratization of data, its role in
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ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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Children and teenagers in California are filling up on sports and energy drinks that contain similar amounts of sweeteners and pose the same health risks as soda, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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More than 29,000 women in California will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. Many of them — especially low-income women, who suffer the worst survival rates — will face economic, emotional and structural obstacles to getting treatment and follow-up care, according to findings by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
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Nearly one-third of California children between the ages of 2 and 11 drink one or more sugary drinks per day, according to a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research fact sheet published today. That percentage represents an alarming increase since 2009
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ApprovedAdolescents/ChildrenCalifornia Health Interview SurveyDiet and NutritionObesity/Overweight
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According to the 2016 California Department of Health Care Services data, only 42.5% of California children and 44.5% of Los Angeles children ages 0-20 enrolled in Medi-Cal received preventive dental services. Lack of regular oral health care causes not only dental problems, but health problems that affect daily life.
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Passage of the Affordable Care Act boosted the proportion of low-income Americans who gained health coverage by 7.1 percentage points overall. Yet an article by the Center's Dahai Yue and Petra Rasmussen reports that some populations, particularly Latinos, did not benefit equally
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ApprovedBarriers to/Disparities in Health CareMedicaid/Medi-CalHispanic/Latino
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Join the Center's Susan Babey and Joelle Wolstein for a presentation of their recent findings that nearly one in three California children drink one or more sugary beverages per day. They also will give a sneak peek at their upcoming study that includes teen
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Approved2014 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2014)Adolescents/ChildrenDiet and NutritionFamily, Caregiving and Parental IssuesObesity/Overweight
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California’s older adult population will increase 64 percent by 2035, and with it the need for more mental health services. Yet the state’s public mental health system lacks adequate services specifically tailored to older adults, according to a study and other documents released today by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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ApprovedMental and Emotional HealthElderlyMedicaid/Medi-Cal
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Non-citizen Latinos living in states with policies that include and protect them are more likely to have health insurance compared to those living in states that lack such policies, according to a new fact sheet from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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A new UCLA study finds that 27 percent, or 796,000, of California’s youth, ages 12 to 17, report they are viewed by others as gender nonconforming at school. The study uses first-ever data collected on gender expression among teens from the California Health Interview Survey.
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ApprovedAdolescents/ChildrenLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
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Rates of chronic disease ― diabetes, hypertension and obesity ― have escalated as have the associated medical cost of treating them. A new Center policy note looks at innovative local and national disease prevention strategies that focus on the "upstream" social determinants of health, such as lifestyle, how care is provided, as well as affordability.
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ApprovedHealth Status and ConditionsDiabetes
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A common myth about undocumented immigrants in the United States is that they place an undue burden on the nation’s health care system and particularly the safety net. Using data from the California Health Interview Survey, Center faculty associate Paul Dourgnon will discuss his findings on how well immigrants are served by California's safety net. 
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ApprovedBarriers to/Disparities in Health CareSafety Net ProvidersImmigrantHispanic/Latino
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