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Policy Research Report
Breastfeeding can reduce breast cancer risk, both in the practice of breastfeeding and the duration of time a person breastfeeds, with longer durations associated with increased benefits. However, several racial/ethnic communities with higher rates of breast cancer are also those with lower rates of breastfeeding.
Policy Research Report
Breastfeeding can reduce breast cancer risk, both in the practice of breastfeeding and the duration of time a person breastfeeds, with longer durations associated with increased benefits. However, several racial/ethnic communities with higher rates of breast cancer are also those with lower rates of breastfeeding.
Policy Note
In this policy note, authors present findings — based on interviews, literature, and policy reviews — on the challenges women face in achieving their breastfeeding goals due to workplace barriers, as well as recommendations for improving workplace accommodations for breastfeeding mothers.
Policy Note
In this policy note, authors present findings — based on interviews, literature, and policy reviews — on the challenges women face in achieving their breastfeeding goals due to workplace barriers, as well as recommendations for improving workplace accommodations for breastfeeding mothers.
Policy Note
In this policy note, authors present the findings from our recent study on the perceived benefits of lactation services, barriers to connecting to services, and recommendations for improving access to lactation consultants.
Policy Note
In this policy note, authors present the findings from our recent study on the perceived benefits of lactation services, barriers to connecting to services, and recommendations for improving access to lactation consultants.
Policy Note
This policy note presents authors’ findings on the perceived benefits of comprehensive family leave, lack of family leave policies as a barrier to breastfeeding, and recommendations for improving family leave policies.
Policy Note
This policy note presents authors’ findings on the perceived benefits of comprehensive family leave, lack of family leave policies as a barrier to breastfeeding, and recommendations for improving family leave policies.
External Publication
Using 2015–2021 CHIS data, authors examine the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of Latinx LGBT immigrants. This study focuses on noncitizens who do not have permanent resident status (“green cards”), a group at heightened vulnerability to low socioeconomic status and poor health.
External Publication
Using 2015–2021 CHIS data, authors examine the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of Latinx LGBT immigrants. This study focuses on noncitizens who do not have permanent resident status (“green cards”), a group at heightened vulnerability to low socioeconomic status and poor health.
Journal Article
Transgender women (TW) experience significant inequities in health care access and health disparities compared to cisgender populations. Access to nontransition-related health care is understudied among TW. Authors aimed to assess the association between access to care and gender minority stress and resilience factors among TW living with and without HIV in eastern and southern United States. Data from the 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) was used in this study.
Journal Article
Transgender women (TW) experience significant inequities in health care access and health disparities compared to cisgender populations. Access to nontransition-related health care is understudied among TW. Authors aimed to assess the association between access to care and gender minority stress and resilience factors among TW living with and without HIV in eastern and southern United States. Data from the 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) was used in this study.
External Publication
The California Children’s Report Card grades California on its ability to support better outcomes for kids, from prenatal to age 26. Each letter grade is based on the state’s progress (or lack thereof) on passing and implementing state-level policies and making investments in the supports and services needed for all kids to reach their full potential. California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) research is included in the report.
External Publication
The California Children’s Report Card grades California on its ability to support better outcomes for kids, from prenatal to age 26. Each letter grade is based on the state’s progress (or lack thereof) on passing and implementing state-level policies and making investments in the supports and services needed for all kids to reach their full potential. California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) research is included in the report.
External Publication
This study used data gathered between 2015 and 2021 on the annual California Health Interview Survey to better understand the characteristics of transgender adult immigrants in California. Information about U.S.-born transgender people and cisgender immigrants is presented to identify similarities and differences in the needs of these overlapping communities.
External Publication
This study used data gathered between 2015 and 2021 on the annual California Health Interview Survey to better understand the characteristics of transgender adult immigrants in California. Information about U.S.-born transgender people and cisgender immigrants is presented to identify similarities and differences in the needs of these overlapping communities.
Journal Article
In this essay, authors highlight the importance of democratizing data for NHPIs — diverse populations that historically have had little access to their data — in the context of achieving equity in health and the social drivers of health. Authors provide a framework for evaluating community accessibility of data, which includes concepts of data availability, salience, cost, and report back.
Journal Article
In this essay, authors highlight the importance of democratizing data for NHPIs — diverse populations that historically have had little access to their data — in the context of achieving equity in health and the social drivers of health. Authors provide a framework for evaluating community accessibility of data, which includes concepts of data availability, salience, cost, and report back.
Journal Article
This study investigates individual and contextual determinants associated with exposure to and the health effects of extreme weather. Data were from the 2021 California Health Interview Survey of adults aged 50 years and older. Respondents were asked whether they had experienced any hazardous weather events such as heat waves, floods, and wildfires in the past two years and whether mental or physical health was harmed by these events.
Journal Article
This study investigates individual and contextual determinants associated with exposure to and the health effects of extreme weather. Data were from the 2021 California Health Interview Survey of adults aged 50 years and older. Respondents were asked whether they had experienced any hazardous weather events such as heat waves, floods, and wildfires in the past two years and whether mental or physical health was harmed by these events.