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Humboldt County's Food for People sees increased demand amid inflation, cuts

In California, 39% of adults experience food insecurity, according to the UCLA Center for Health and Policy Research. That includes Humboldt County.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Ninez A. Ponce

'It's going to get worse before it gets better’: Seniors in this major California city are aging without a home — here's why

More than 40% of seniors in the city do not have enough money to cover basic housing, food, health care and transportation, according to The Elder Index, developed by the University of California Los Angeles’ Center for Health Policy Research.
Elder Index
AsAm News

UCLA looks to boost use of mental health services by AAPIs

“Historically, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian people have been viewed as a monolithic group, which mistakenly led others to generalizing their experiences,” said Ninez Ponce, director at the CHPR and an author of the report. “By disaggregating the data for the different groups, we’re learning important information that could help lawmakers craft policy that does a better job reaching the people who need it.” The perception of a monolithic AAPI group directly affects access to mental health services in different Asian languages.

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Ninez A. Ponce
Mirage News (Australia)

UCLA Data Equity Center to Offer Expertise to Needy

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has launched the Data Equity Center to help ensure that historically marginalized populations and their needs are more accurately represented in the vast pools of information government, business and philanthropy are using to make crucial decisions.

Data Equity Center
AJ Scheitler

Tobacco smokers, women more likely to have asthma attack

Cooper and colleagues assessed 4,260 individuals (69.2% women) who reported having current asthma on the 2021 Adult California Health Interview Survey to find out if smoking status, self-identified male or female gender, education level, e-cigarette use and marijuana smoke exposure are linked to asthma attacks in a fully adjusted logistic regression model.

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
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