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Fact Sheet
Access to a firearm and specific storage practices — such as storing a firearm loaded with ammunition and unlocked — are associated with increased suicide risk. Using 2021 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) estimates, authors of this fact sheet studied adult participants in California who identified themselves as military veterans and who resided in a household with at least one firearm, including those kept in garages, outdoor storage areas, or motor vehicles.
Fact Sheet
Access to a firearm and specific storage practices — such as storing a firearm loaded with ammunition and unlocked — are associated with increased suicide risk. Using 2021 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) estimates, authors of this fact sheet studied adult participants in California who identified themselves as military veterans and who resided in a household with at least one firearm, including those kept in garages, outdoor storage areas, or motor vehicles.
Journal Article
This study aimed to identify the smoking prevalence among Chinese immigrants and explore associations between their current smoking behaviors and demographic factors, psychological distress, and health utilization factors. Inclusion criteria were applied to extract data from the 2016 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS); 650 eligible Chinese immigrant respondents were included in the sample. Independent variables were extracted based on the Integrated Model of Behavioral Prediction.
Journal Article
This study aimed to identify the smoking prevalence among Chinese immigrants and explore associations between their current smoking behaviors and demographic factors, psychological distress, and health utilization factors. Inclusion criteria were applied to extract data from the 2016 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS); 650 eligible Chinese immigrant respondents were included in the sample. Independent variables were extracted based on the Integrated Model of Behavioral Prediction.
Journal Article
Although the COVID-19 vaccine is a key intervention against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine hesitancy is a barrier to vaccination coverage, leading to a higher risk of COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality. To reduce vaccine hesitancy, the factors affecting it must be addressed. Based on the determinants of health approach, this study aimed to investigate whether the distribution of determinants of health differed between the vaccine hesitancy group and the vaccine acceptance group and
Journal Article
Although the COVID-19 vaccine is a key intervention against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine hesitancy is a barrier to vaccination coverage, leading to a higher risk of COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality. To reduce vaccine hesitancy, the factors affecting it must be addressed. Based on the determinants of health approach, this study aimed to investigate whether the distribution of determinants of health differed between the vaccine hesitancy group and the vaccine acceptance group and
Journal Article
Although the COVID-19 vaccine is a key intervention against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine hesitancy is a barrier to vaccination coverage, leading to a higher risk of COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality. To reduce vaccine hesitancy, the factors affecting it must be addressed. Based on the determinants of health approach, this study aimed to investigate whether the distribution of determinants of health differed between the vaccine hesitancy group and the vaccine acceptance group and
Journal Article
Although the COVID-19 vaccine is a key intervention against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine hesitancy is a barrier to vaccination coverage, leading to a higher risk of COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality. To reduce vaccine hesitancy, the factors affecting it must be addressed. Based on the determinants of health approach, this study aimed to investigate whether the distribution of determinants of health differed between the vaccine hesitancy group and the vaccine acceptance group and
Journal Article
In medicine, clinicians treat individuals under an implicit assumption that high-risk patients would benefit most from the treatment (‘high-risk approach’). However, treating individuals with the highest estimated benefit using a novel machine-learning method (‘high-benefit approach’) may improve population health outcomes.
Journal Article
In medicine, clinicians treat individuals under an implicit assumption that high-risk patients would benefit most from the treatment (‘high-risk approach’). However, treating individuals with the highest estimated benefit using a novel machine-learning method (‘high-benefit approach’) may improve population health outcomes.
Journal Article
In medicine, clinicians treat individuals under an implicit assumption that high-risk patients would benefit most from the treatment (‘high-risk approach’). However, treating individuals with the highest estimated benefit using a novel machine-learning method (‘high-benefit approach’) may improve population health outcomes.
Journal Article
In medicine, clinicians treat individuals under an implicit assumption that high-risk patients would benefit most from the treatment (‘high-risk approach’). However, treating individuals with the highest estimated benefit using a novel machine-learning method (‘high-benefit approach’) may improve population health outcomes.
Journal Article
Physicians emphasize that receiving the flu vaccine is critical, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic period. Younger groups’ flu vaccination coverage is very low, and this tendency is potentially related to a lower level of vaccine literacy and perceptions toward vaccination. This study investigated the relationship between flu vaccine literacy, health beliefs, and flu vaccinations (benefit, barrier, severity, and susceptibility) and their impact on perceived health status.
Journal Article
Physicians emphasize that receiving the flu vaccine is critical, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic period. Younger groups’ flu vaccination coverage is very low, and this tendency is potentially related to a lower level of vaccine literacy and perceptions toward vaccination. This study investigated the relationship between flu vaccine literacy, health beliefs, and flu vaccinations (benefit, barrier, severity, and susceptibility) and their impact on perceived health status.
Journal Article
State and local policies prohibiting the sales of flavored tobacco have been effective in curtailing retail availability and sales of products across the United States. Less is known about the use of flavored tobacco which could vary as a function of type of ordinance, product category, policy implementation, and other factors. The 2019–2020 CHIS were used to estimate flavored and nonflavored tobacco use among adults residing in a California jurisdiction...
Journal Article
State and local policies prohibiting the sales of flavored tobacco have been effective in curtailing retail availability and sales of products across the United States. Less is known about the use of flavored tobacco which could vary as a function of type of ordinance, product category, policy implementation, and other factors. The 2019–2020 CHIS were used to estimate flavored and nonflavored tobacco use among adults residing in a California jurisdiction...
Journal Article
Despite widespread adoption of COVID-19 surveillance testing of staff in skilled nursing facilities (SNF), there is little evidence on its relationship with resident outcomes. Authors performed a retrospective cohort study of COVID-19 tests among staff of 13,433 SNFs from 2020–2022 in three periods (pre-vaccine; post vaccine/pre-Omicron; Omicron).
Journal Article
Despite widespread adoption of COVID-19 surveillance testing of staff in skilled nursing facilities (SNF), there is little evidence on its relationship with resident outcomes. Authors performed a retrospective cohort study of COVID-19 tests among staff of 13,433 SNFs from 2020–2022 in three periods (pre-vaccine; post vaccine/pre-Omicron; Omicron).
Policy Brief
California’s historic expansion of Medi-Cal eligibility to all low-income Californians regardless of immigration status is scheduled to go into effect in January of 2024, when low-income undocumented adults ages 26-49 will become eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal coverage. Authors project that after the new enrollment has taken place, California’s uninsured population will decrease to a record low of 2.57 million under age 65. This represents substantial progress in access to health insurance.
Policy Brief
California’s historic expansion of Medi-Cal eligibility to all low-income Californians regardless of immigration status is scheduled to go into effect in January of 2024, when low-income undocumented adults ages 26-49 will become eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal coverage. Authors project that after the new enrollment has taken place, California’s uninsured population will decrease to a record low of 2.57 million under age 65. This represents substantial progress in access to health insurance.