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LA County Nighttime Recreation Program Finds Success, UCLA Study Finds

A UCLA Center for Health Policy Research evaluation of the Los Angeles County Parks After Dark program found that the program has largely been successful.
Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) Program, Los Angeles County Parks After Dark (PAD) Evaluation
Nadereh Pourat
UCLA Newsroom

IN FOCUS: AANHPI Heritage Month

Two articles about the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research were included in a curated selection of stories spotlighting Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander voices, histories and research.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), AAPI Data Project
Ninez A. Ponce
The Epoch Times

Doctor, Patient Sue California Over Telehealth Restrictions

Telehealth use surged in California during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in October 2023. In 2022, 46.7 percent of California adults had used telehealth in the preceding year, a dramatic increase from the 12.4 percent figure in 2018.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Sean Tan

Check Out Imelda Padilla-Frausto’s Story

In this Q&A, Imelda Padilla-Frausto shares her "non-traditional" journey from studying engineering and computer science at community college in central New Mexico to research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Mental Health Program
D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto
AOL (via Stacker)

How access to affordable housing impacts public health

A 2021 report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research showed enrollees [in California's Whole Person Care program] reported 45 fewer hospital stays and 130 fewer emergency room visits for every 1,000 beneficiaries compared to similar-profile Medicaid beneficiaries who did not participate in the program. 14 additional pickups.
Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) Program, Whole Person Care (WPC) Program Evaluation
Daily Bruin

Ying-Ying Meng remembered as kind researcher who mentored public health scholars

Ninez Ponce said in that in addition to being an excellent researcher, Ying-Ying Meng supported not just coworkers but mentees in becoming public health scholars. Yu Yu added that Meng was not only an advisor and mentor to her but also an inspiration.
Chronic Disease Program
Medical Xpress

Adults who had difficult childhoods are not receiving sufficient mental health care, finds California study

Nearly 40% of adults who had four or more adverse childhood experiences reported an unmet need for treatment.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Sean Tan
Q Voice News

Bisexual women, lesbians die sooner than heterosexual women, report says

A new study about that examined health disparities among lesbian and bisexual women compared to heterosexual women published in the Journal of the American Medical Association cites a UCLA CHPR study.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), LGBTQ Health
Joelle Wolstein

Telehealth Tougher When English Isn't First Language

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital used data from the California Health Interview Survey to study the digital divide affects the virtual delivery of health care.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
KNX News 97.1 FM

UCLA researchers seeking volunteers impacted by Aliso Canyon gas leak

Dr. David Eisenman, a professor of medicine and public health at UCLA, told KNX News’ Pete Demetirou that researchers are looking to interview people between 18 and 34 years old who lived within five miles of the site.
Aliso Canyon Health Study