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Blue Shield of California expands Wellvolution with new programs

Nearly half of California adults, including one out of every three young adults, have either prediabetes – a precursor to Type 2 diabetes – or undiagnosed diabetes, according to a [2016] study released by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Susan H. Babey
MSN Money

Californians experiencing housing insecurity face higher rates of psychological distress

As California struggles with providing affordable housing, a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that people who experience housing insecurity have much higher rates of psychological distress. Also picked up by Mirage News Australia, YubaNet, and MedicalXpress.
Sean Tan, Joelle Wolstein

Study: AANHPI less likely to seek mental health help

Mental health challenges affect Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) communities disproportionately, yet they are less likely to seek help, a recent UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study found.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), AAPI Data Project
Ninez A. Ponce
Joko Winterscheidt Presents: Climate Change – the World

What drives Joko to the most polluted city in the USA?

California Health Interview Survey data about asthma in Bakersfield, California, gets cited by German TV personality Joko Winterscheidt, host of "The World's Most Dangerous Show," which focuses on the climate crisis.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

New reports say AAPI mental health stigma persists

Data from a recent UCLA Center for Health Policy Research study of mental health among Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans was cited in an article about mental health stigma among AANHPI groups.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), AAPI Data Project
Ninez A. Ponce

‘Excruciatingly slow’: Delays in workers’ comp payments harm firefighters, frustrate therapists

Imelda Padilla-Frausto, research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, shares how the long delays in receiving payments for treating patients with workers' compensation claims for mental health care treatment have pushed some doctors to no longer accept such patients.
Mental Health Program
D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto
Flip the Media

Surgeon General Declares Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research's Feb. 2023 symposium on “Addressing Gun Violence as a Public Health Epidemic” was cited in a report on the U.S. surgeon general declaring gun violence a public health crisis by the University of Washington's student-run Communication Leadership Program online publication.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), E.R. Brown Symposium
Vegworld Magazine

Guinness world record set with celebrity chef supreme serving 1,000+ community meals on Juneteenth in Los Angeles

This initiative addresses a critical public health issue: more than 3 in 10 teens in LA are overweight or obese, with Latino children and teens having the highest overweight and obesity rates of any ethnic group. Almost half of 10 to 17-year-old Latinos in L.A. Counties are overweight or obese, according to the California Health Interview Survey.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Medical Xpress

U.S. government revises race, ethnicity data collection standards

Ninez A. Ponce, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, participated in a discussion about the recently announced revisions to federal guidelines for collecting race and ethnicity data.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) Data Policy Lab, Data Equity Center
Ninez A. Ponce

‘Parks After Dark’ Helps LA County Communities Thrive

Story on Planetizen about the Los Angeles County Parks After Dark program cites a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research evaluation of the program's outcomes and benefits.
Los Angeles County Parks After Dark (PAD) Evaluation, Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) Program
Nadereh Pourat