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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine (podcast)

The positive and negative ways ‘American Culture’ affects public health

Interview with Frederick J. Zimmerman, PhD, faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor of health policy management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Based on a Health Affairs article Zimmerman co-wrote in 2022, “Population Health In America: Is Culture Stopping Us Dead In Our Tracks?”

Frederick J. Zimmerman
Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine (podcast)

The positive and negative ways ‘American Culture’ affects public health

Interview with Frederick J. Zimmerman, PhD, faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a professor of health policy management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Based on a Health Affairs article Zimmerman co-wrote in 2022, “Population Health In America: Is Culture Stopping Us Dead In Our Tracks?”

Frederick J. Zimmerman
Los Angeles Times en Español

El cuidado de enfermos en el hogar es posible con entrenamiento gratis y estipendio en California

En todo California, un estimado de 6.7 millones de cuidadores familiares ayudaron a sus padres, cónyuges y amigos en tareas cotidianas para vivir bien en sus hogares y comunidades en el 2020. Estos debían cumplir tanto tareas de enfermería como proporcionar inyecciones, alimentación por sonda y cambio de catéteres, todo ello con poco apoyo y entrenamiento, según un estudio de UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, dado a conocer en noviembre del 2021. 

Across California, an estimated 6.7 million family caregivers helped their parents, spouses, and friends with everyday tasks to live well in

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Communications Team
NYU News

The Solution to the Children’s Mental Health Crisis Won’t Look Like ‘Hell Camp’ on Netflix

In a new book, “Investing in Children’s Mental Health,” Raghavan and co-author UCLA health economist Daniel Eisenberg, make the case for a boost in government funding and new policies that support “social vaccines,” which address the health of children’s social ecology and everyday environments.

Mental Health Program
Daniel Eisenberg
LA Blade

Medical debt increases in LA County to more than $2.9 billion

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has released an update for its report, Medical Debt in LA County: Baseline Report and Action Plan, which found that total medical debt burden now exceeds $2.9 billion with an approximate $300 million increase from 2021 to 2022 ... This analysis used data from the 2017–2022 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the nation’s largest state-level health survey conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles. 

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Communications Team
Medical Xpress

Three strategies to break down barriers to breastfeeding and lower women's risk of breast cancer

When it comes to encouraging women in California to breastfeed, health care providers, insurance companies and employers need to be doing more, according to recommendations in a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
AJ Scheitler
India Education Diary

Rising Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Takes Toll: Recent Immigrants Experience Sharp Increase In Mental Distress

Anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies are widely known to have harmful impacts on mental health, but a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research revealed large disparities in rates of serious psychological distress across immigrant subgroups in California.

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Sean Tan
CalMatters

Central Valley GOP Backs Health Care for Undocumented, Highlighting Changing California Politics

Two California lawmakers publicly blew up at each other earlier this month, hitting a nerve on an issue that has long-divided the state’s elected leaders: Whether and how much to offer government-subsidized health benefits to undocumented residents. Just 20 years ago, “in the early 2000s, the idea of offering this benefit was considered political suicide for both Democrats and Republicans,” said Arturo Vargas Bustamante, faculty research director at the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute.

Arturo Vargas Bustamante
Los Angeles Blade

210,000 Latinx LGBTQ+ immigrants live in California

Nearly two-thirds of Latinx LGBT immigrants without Green Cards live in poverty. Using data from the California Health Interview Survey, researchers examined the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of Latinx LGBT immigrants. Results show that Latinx LGBT immigrants without Green Cards are older, have less education, and have fewer economic resources than U.S.-born Latinx LGBT people.

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Communications Team
California Health Care Foundation blog

Improving Care for Older Adults with Complex Needs

California’s population is rapidly aging, and the over-60 population is growing racially and ethnically diverse faster than any other age group. By 2030, it is projected that one in four Californians will be an older adult. CHCF is funding research to understand  ... the experiences and health-related outcomes of older adults and adults with disabilities in California who need home and community-based long-term services to maintain their independence and quality of life (using data from the Long-Term Services and Supports follow-on survey of the California Health Interview Survey).

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS)
Communications Team