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Access to Care
Various research projects focus on access to affordable, quality health care and identify gaps in access among marginalized communities.
Black and African American Health
Center staff conduct research on health disparities among the Black and African American community.
Aging and Older Adult Health
Research and analysis on the health challenges and barriers facing California’s diverse older adult population.
Asian American Health
Asian Americans are often grouped together in existing research, and research studies show substantial health disparities within specific ethnic subgroups.
Chronic Disease Program staff collect, analyze, and disseminate data about this chronic condition, which includes studying geographic and environmental factors.
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
The nation's largest state health survey and a critical source of data on Californians as well as on the state's various racial and ethnic groups.
Children's and Adolescent Health
Find studies on the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of children from infancy to adolescence.
The Chronic Disease Program staff studies diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease and the social and environmental factors contributing to these conditions.
Cost of Care
Researchers study direct and indirect costs associated with care — both for the individual and state.
Culture and Health
Researchers examine how race/ethnicity and culture play a factor in health care, including higher associated rates of disease among some communities.
Researchers study the breaking down of racial/ethnic groups, such as Latinx, into smaller subpopulations to identify patterns and trends.
Researchers examine the prevalence, management, and impact of this chronic disease in California and nationally.
Researchers study integrated approaches to managing illness, including screenings, check-ups, monitoring and coordinating treatment, and patient education.
Research aimed at identifying environmental characteristics linked with a variety of health outcomes such as obesity, asthma, and more.
Having limited or inconsistent access to the food necessary for a healthy life can lead to harmful outcomes for children and adults.
Research that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide.
Health Care Reform
Researchers study aspects of the health care delivery system including health care reform and the ACA, health insurance coverage, quality of care, and more.
Health Care Workforce
Studies on the people who deliver or assist in the delivery of health services or help operate health care facilities.
Researchers study health insurance coverage in the state with particular attention to health and health care disparities resulting from lack of insurance.
Staff publish research on HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), focusing on screening/testing and prevention.
Immigration and Immigrant Health
Research, such as the RIGHTS Study, focuses on understanding immigrants, their access to health care, and use of health services.
Researchers study health disparities and issues experienced by members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.
Researchers study enrollment, expansion, and quality of care for people enrolled in this public state/federal health coverage program for low-income earners.
Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, is a public health coverage program for low-income individuals/families who meet defined eligibility requirements.
Research on mental health, which encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health
Disaggregating data is key to helping the often overlooked Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community. The NHPI Data Policy Lab aims to close data gaps.
Chronic Disease Program staff examine the prevalence of, and disparities in, obesity as well as social and environmental factors that contribute to obesity.
UCLA CHPR staff seek to understand the end results of specific health care practices and interventions to develop better ways to improve quality of care.
Payment and delivery reform efforts focus on methods that reflect or support provider performance and are designed to reduce unnecessary spending.
Research focused on the role of neighborhood characteristics (like parks) and other factors in promoting or inhibiting physical activity.
The Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) Program conducts evaluations of local, state, and national health care programs and interventions.
Those who provide health care services in primary, nursing or specialty care, including physicians, nurses, dentists, therapists and social workers.
Quality of Care
Researchers focus on ways to improve upon existing health care services and health outcomes for individuals and populations.
Small Area Estimation
Research on statistical models linking national or state survey outcome variables to local area predictors so that small area prevalence rates can be predicted.
Smoking and Smoke-free Environments
Staff work on research and projects to understand rates of smoking among adults and teens, secondhand smoke exposure, and health effects.
Social Determinants of Health
Researchers study conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play, including socioeconomic status, environment, access to health care, and more.
Researchers examine health insurance coverage in the state, with particular attention to health and health care disparities resulting from lack of insurance.
Researchers study women in California and their unique health care challenges and health concerns with a specific focus on immigrant and older women’s health.