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The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) annual data release is happening on Wednesday, October 4, 2023! You're invited to join us virtually as we share highlights from the survey, including data on access to care, mental health, health insurance, hate incidents, food insecurity, intimate partner violence, and COVID-19. Register to attend.
High rates of food insecurity, hate incidents, mental health concerns, and challenges in accessing needed care were all at the forefront of issues that plagued Californians in 2022, according to the annual CHIS data.
In 2022, 46.7% of adults used telehealth in the past year — slightly less than the 49% in 2021, but still nearly quadruple the roughly 12% who used telehealth in 2018 before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UCLA CHPR study. Despite the continued popularity of telehealth, researchers discovered wide disparities in use among subpopulation groups in California.
One third of California adults will not get additional COVID-19 vaccine doses if recommended by health guidelines, according to new data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The data, available to the public via the 2023 CHIS Preliminary COVID-19 Estimates Dashboard, includes Californians’ experiences with personal and financial impacts of the pandemic, COVID-19 testing, access to masks, views on the vaccine, and long COVID.
The Parks After Dark program, implemented in Los Angeles County areas with high levels of violence, obesity, and economic hardship, increased safety, social cohesion, and community and family well-being, and reduced chronic disease risk and crime, according to an evaluation by UCLA CHPR's Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) team.
California's Health Homes Program for Medi-Cal beneficiaries with complex medical needs and chronic conditions reduced the number of emergency department visits and hospital stays among enrollees and saved California an average of $1,113 per beneficiary per year, according to an evaluation by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Multiracial Black adults in California are more likely to need mental health services than monoracial Black adults, according to a research study by UCLA CHPR. In five years of surveys, approximately 18% to 21% of multiracial Black adults reported having experienced serious psychological distress over the last year — nearly double the 11% for monoracial Black adults.
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