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DIABETES SURGE:
Diabetes is driving health costs higher in Los Angeles, according to a story in California Healthline. The Center's Ying-Ying Meng, lead author of a policy brief the story cited, said education about preventing diabetes -- such as watching food intake and exercising -- is an "uphill battle."

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naderehpourat2013_jpg.jpgD. Imelda Padilla-Frausto, is a researcher at the Center and lead author of a new policy brief on lack of treatment among young children who need mental health care. In this brief interview, Padilla-Frausto discusses what barriers keep children from getting mental health care and why having insurance hasn't helped, how coordinated care could increase the number of children treated and what can be done to better to ensure mental health care for children.

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Healthcare Reform

The Center is researching various topics and programs related to the upcoming implementation of health care reform. These include the characteristics of those newly-eligible for coverage, costs and effectiveness of new programs and services (such as the Low Income Health Program) ​as well as changes to public and private health insurance.

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Programs

California Health Interview Survey

CHIS is the nation’s largest state health survey and one of the largest health surveys in the United States. The CHIS Web site offers free data files, as well as quick, customized health statistics via its easy-to-use tool, AskCHIS.  Learn more...

Health Economics & Evaluation Research

The Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) Program examines the economic impacts of health care policies and programs. From local public health interventions, to statewide efforts to improve Medi-Cal, to national debates on health care financing, HEER staff provide analysis, conduct evaluations and offer expertise to policymakers and others concerned with health care costs... Learn more »

Health DATA

Through in-person and on-line workshops, the Health DATA Program helps policymakers, community groups and health and advocacy organizations to understand and use credible data in their programmatic and policy development work.

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Health Insurance

The Health Insurance Program examines key state and national trends in health insurance coverage, including employer and individual insurance, access to insurance, as well as the health and economic impact of lack of insurance. The program’s biennial publication, “The State of Health Insurance in California,” provides omnibus reporting of important health insurance statistics...  Learn more »

Chronic Disease

The Chronic Disease Program conducts wide-ranging research on chronic conditions, including asthma, cancer, diabetes, obesity and coronary heart disease. The program investigates the causes of chronic disease, such as unhealthy food and living environments, as well as the health, social and economic consequences ...  Learn more »

Health Disparities

The Health Disparities Program examines the unique health concerns of populations challenged by inequities in health and health care quality along racial, ethnic, age or socio-economic lines. In particular, the program is noted for its expertise on the elderly, immigrants, women and American Indian and Alaska Native populations...  Learn more »