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New public health report shows 1 in 10 LA county residents burdened by medical debt

This analysis uses data from the 2017-2021 California Health Interview Survey.

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JPHMP Direct

Designing Data Dashboards To Build Community Engagement Around Young People's Well-Being

In our article titled, “Dashboards as Mechanisms for Community Empowerment: Developing a Prototype for Child and Adolescent Well-being in California,” my colleagues and I offer our thoughts and experiences with how dashboards might be designed to more effectively mobilize communities to advocate for policy actions that support young people in California.

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California Healthline

Young people are having less sex than their parents did at their age, and researchers are exploring why

The number of young adults going without sex was rising even before covid made dating harder and riskier. In 2011, about 22% of Californians ages 18 to 30 reported having no sexual partners in the prior 12 months. That crept up to 29% in 2019, and it jumped to 38% in 2021, according to the latest figures from UCLA's California Health Interview Survey.

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Telemundo 52

“Quiero ayudar a otros padres”: el trabajo voluntario le sirve de consuelo por la muerte de su hijo

Dr. Imelda Padilla with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research says social media impacts young LGBTQ+ people, making them more vulnerable to risk factors of suicide ideation.

D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto
Our Weekly

No Menthol Sunday: A day of reflection, purpose

The California Health Interview Survey found that a staggering 47.7% of African American/Black adults who smoke use menthol cigarettes, compared to only 16.5% of White adults.

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

Fun Fact: Skipping Weekday Workouts May Not Be So Bad

A 2023 study published in medical journal JAMA Network Open suggests that keeping workouts to the weekend might not be all that bad.

Spectrum 1 LA

Housing instability leads to health tradeoffs, UCLA study finds

Someone's housing situation has consequential effects on their overall health and well-being," UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Senior Public Administration Analyst Sean Tan said Thursday during a presentation of the research findings.

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Sean Tan
UCLA Newsroom

Ninez Ponce featured at White House event for AANHPI Heritage Month

Ninez Ponce, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, joined leaders from the government, health, business and other sectors at a White House forum on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders hosted by the White House on May 3.

Ninez A. Ponce

Carbon Health blasts a major insurer in rare public dispute over coverage

The disputes that go public are the tip of the iceberg," said Gerald Kominski, senior fellow at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. "Companies tend to only make these disagreements public if they're trying to put pressure on insurance companies," he added. "The fact that Carbon is a startup is maybe why they're in this position," he said."Their relative power, there's not symmetry here in terms of power in the two sides negotiating.

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Gerald F. Kominski
Health Day

In California study, many veterans at risk of suicide have unlocked gun at home

The study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that about 1 in 7 veterans with a firearm at home in California had thought about suicide.

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Ninez A. Ponce