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Policy Brief
Understanding the role of housing as a determinant of mental health is crucial to developing new policies and strategies to address not only the housing, but also mental health challenges facing many people in California. This policy brief utilized data from the 2022 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to examine the relationship between housing insecurity and mental health among the California adult population.
Policy Brief
Understanding the role of housing as a determinant of mental health is crucial to developing new policies and strategies to address not only the housing, but also mental health challenges facing many people in California. This policy brief utilized data from the 2022 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to examine the relationship between housing insecurity and mental health among the California adult population.
Policy Brief
In this infographic brief, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research summarizes information from their evaluation of the 2022 Parks After Dark (PAD) program in Los Angeles County. PAD is a county initiative led by the Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with other county departments and community-based organizations.
Policy Brief
In this infographic brief, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research summarizes information from their evaluation of the 2022 Parks After Dark (PAD) program in Los Angeles County. PAD is a county initiative led by the Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with other county departments and community-based organizations.
Policy Brief
This study uses data from the 2022 CHIS to analyze the distribution of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and positive childhood experiences (PCEs) and their relationship to mental health issues such as serious psychological distress (SPD) and to perceived need and unmet need for mental health care among California adults.
Policy Brief
This study uses data from the 2022 CHIS to analyze the distribution of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and positive childhood experiences (PCEs) and their relationship to mental health issues such as serious psychological distress (SPD) and to perceived need and unmet need for mental health care among California adults.
Policy Brief
Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents ages 15–17 and young adults ages 18–24, collectively referred to as youth. In this policy brief, authors use pooled 2021 and 2022 California Health Interview Survey to report population-level estimates for associations between firearm proximity and psychological distress as well as lifetime history of suicide ideation and suicide attempts of California youth.
Policy Brief
Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents ages 15–17 and young adults ages 18–24, collectively referred to as youth. In this policy brief, authors use pooled 2021 and 2022 California Health Interview Survey to report population-level estimates for associations between firearm proximity and psychological distress as well as lifetime history of suicide ideation and suicide attempts of California youth.
Policy Brief
This policy brief examines geographic disparities in rates of potentially preventable hospitalizations and emergency department visits among adults ages 18 and older by Service Planning Areas (SPA) in Los Angeles County from 2016 to 2021. Authors look at three combinations of conditions that are typically preventable, given appropriate disease management: all conditions, chronic conditions, and diabetes-related conditions.
Policy Brief
This policy brief examines geographic disparities in rates of potentially preventable hospitalizations and emergency department visits among adults ages 18 and older by Service Planning Areas (SPA) in Los Angeles County from 2016 to 2021. Authors look at three combinations of conditions that are typically preventable, given appropriate disease management: all conditions, chronic conditions, and diabetes-related conditions.
Policy Brief
Using the 2014–2019 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) combined adult data and existing state, county, and city tobacco control policies and neighborhood-level data on social drivers of health, this brief examines variations in local tobacco policies and their relationship with smoking behaviors, particularly among priority populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco.
Policy Brief
Using the 2014–2019 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) combined adult data and existing state, county, and city tobacco control policies and neighborhood-level data on social drivers of health, this brief examines variations in local tobacco policies and their relationship with smoking behaviors, particularly among priority populations disproportionately impacted by tobacco.
Policy Brief
Anti-immigrant rhetoric and restrictive immigration policies are widely acknowledged to have harmful impacts on the mental health of immigrant populations. Using data from the 2015 to 2021 California Health Interview Surveys, authors show changes in serious psychological distress and rates of unmet mental health care needs among immigrant adults in California. 
Policy Brief
Anti-immigrant rhetoric and restrictive immigration policies are widely acknowledged to have harmful impacts on the mental health of immigrant populations. Using data from the 2015 to 2021 California Health Interview Surveys, authors show changes in serious psychological distress and rates of unmet mental health care needs among immigrant adults in California. 
Policy Brief
Latino and Asian immigrants represent the two largest immigrant populations in California, yet little is known about firearm ownership and storage practices among individuals in these groups. This policy brief explores firearm ownership and storage practices among Latino and Asian adults in California using the 2021 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
Policy Brief
Latino and Asian immigrants represent the two largest immigrant populations in California, yet little is known about firearm ownership and storage practices among individuals in these groups. This policy brief explores firearm ownership and storage practices among Latino and Asian adults in California using the 2021 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
Policy Brief
In this infographic brief, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research provides information from their evaluation of the 2022 Parks After Dark (PAD) program in Los Angeles County.  PAD is a Los Angeles County initiative led by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), in partnership with other County departments and community-based organizations.
Policy Brief
In this infographic brief, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research provides information from their evaluation of the 2022 Parks After Dark (PAD) program in Los Angeles County.  PAD is a Los Angeles County initiative led by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), in partnership with other County departments and community-based organizations.
Policy Brief
To better understand the mental health needs of the Black population in California, authors of this study used five years of pooled data (2017 to 2021) from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to evaluate differences between Black adults as a single population versus Black adults as multiple populations with diverse racial and ethnic identities. 
Policy Brief
To better understand the mental health needs of the Black population in California, authors of this study used five years of pooled data (2017 to 2021) from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to evaluate differences between Black adults as a single population versus Black adults as multiple populations with diverse racial and ethnic identities.