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The Center's Health Policy Seminar Series

From health care reform in the United States to health care costs around the world, the Center is pleased to host leading health policy experts at our lunchtime Health Policy Seminar Series.

The seminars take place once a month during the school year at the Center's offices for approximately one hour. Learn about future seminars here or by subscribing to the Center's free, monthly e-newsletter, Health Policy News.

View a list of all our past seminars in our archive.

Our most recent seminars include:
 

Feb. 15: "What Happens to the Safety Net if the ACA is Repealed?"

 

What might happen to the safety net of community clinics and hospitals serving the poorest and most vulnerable should the Medicaid expansion be reversed? Jody Heymann, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, will moderate panel experts Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; Jack Needleman, professor & chair of the Dept. of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; Louise McCarthy, president & CEO of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County; and Lara Khouri, senior vice president & chief strategy officer of Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group, as they discuss what "repeal and replace" might mean for millions of Californians.This seminar, co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, is one of a series of special Public Health Grand Rounds seminars dedicated to the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

Watch the video here.


 

 

 

Jan. 24: "Trends in Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Among Latinos: Implications of an ACA Repeal"

 

In this Jan. 24 seminarMichelle McEvoy Dotyvice president of surveyresearch & evaluation for The Commonwealth Fund, will examine the likely effect of various proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Latinos, up to 29 percent of whom voted for President Trump. Using data from The Commonwealth Fund’s Biennial Health Insurance Surveys, Doty will look at gains made in coverage and access, and discuss options for those at risk of losing coverage. This seminar is co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health as one of four upcoming special Public Health Grand Rounds seminars on the fate of the Affordable Care Act.

Watch the video here

 

 

Dec. 14: "CHIS 2015: What's New in the Nation's Largest State Health Survey?"

 

​In conjunction with the release of new California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) 2015 data, the Center hosted its final seminar of 2016 on Dec. 14 featuring CHIS Principal Investigator Ninez Ponce and CHIS Director Todd Hughes. Hear all about what's new in the nation's largest state health survey, including new and updated variables on health insurance status, discrimination in a health care setting, gender identity and gender expression, and more!

Watch the video here.

 

View all past seminars here​.

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