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CHIS COVID-19 Preliminary Estimates Dashboard

The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the nation's largest state health survey, has released a dashboard with preliminary monthly estimates from new COVID-19 questions added to CHIS. Topics covered include COVID-19 treatment, personal and financial impacts of the pandemic, and much more. Topics can be filtered by race and ethnicity, poverty level, citizenship status, and more to provide a detailed picture of the effects of COVID-19 on our most vulnerable communities.

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Ask The Expert​

D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto is a research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. In this brief interview, she discusses the continued need for mental health research, the link between the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health distress, and her current and upcoming studies.

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COVID-19 Dashboards

UCLA CHPR has created several tools to track COVID-19 and various risk factors such as chronic diseases and underlying conditions, insurance status, food insecurity, and more by California county. We hope that these dashboards will help illuminate factors related to COVID-19 occurrences and vulnerabilities and can be used for decision-making on targeting health and economic support policies across California communities.


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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 »