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UCLA CHPR's newly-designed dashboard takes a closer look at differences in COVID-19 case and death rates by race/ethnicity. The tool aims to help public health researchers, advocates, media representatives and others in supporting reports or other analyses looking at California county-specific racial and ethnic disparities and other health factors such as the presence of chronic or underlying health conditions.
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/health-profiles/Pages/COVID-19Dashboard.aspx
ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview SurveyHealth Status and Conditions
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What are some of the risk factors impacting COVID-19? From diabetes and other chronic diseases to socioeconomic factors, UCLA CHPR's brand-new COVID-19 Rates and Risk Factors by California County dashboard provides an inside look at disparities across the state of California, with COVID rates updated daily.
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/health-profiles/Pages/CovidDashboard.aspx
ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview SurveyHealth Status and ConditionsHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues
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How has mental health research evolved and what does it mean in the time of COVID-19 pandemic? Research Scientist Imelda Padilla-Frausto answers questions in our “Ask the Expert” series, giving insight on the full spectrum of mental health care and what can be done to bridge the gaps in needs and services.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/three-questions/pages/detail.aspx?ExpertID=121
ApprovedMental and Emotional HealthHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention IssuesAccess to Health Care
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Join UCLA CHPR on Wednesday, May 20, as we share findings from an important new study that highlights the high level of secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing and gaps in existing voluntary smoke-free policies. Presenters will discuss the need for consistent implementation and an enforcement plan to prevent exposure to secondhand smoke for all Los Angeles residents.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9715841118110/WN_LrTP453hSAyRQXUXIAFkXQ
ApprovedHealth BehaviorsHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues
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Half of apartment dwellers in Los Angeles report having been exposed to unwanted secondhand smoke in their homes in the last year, and 9 in 10 of them say they favor policies banning smoking from their buildings, a new study by researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reveals.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1933
ApprovedHealth BehaviorsHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues
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With U.S. Census Day quickly approaching on April 1, there is a likelihood of a Latino undercount and it could cost Los Angeles County nearly a quarter of a billion dollars, according to a new study by researchers at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1929
ApprovedAccess to Health CareHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues
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U.S. immigration officials use the term “public charge” to describe people applying for a green card who are deemed likely to become primarily dependent on the government to meet their basic needs. According to analysis by the UCLA Center for Health Policy
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ApprovedImmigrantMedicaid/Medi-CalDiet and Nutrition
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Miss our February Health Policy seminars? You can now watch them online. Also available: Seminars on mental health needs in California, the 2018 California Health Interview Survey data release, an evaluation of the state's Whole Person Care Pilot Program
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ApprovedHealth Care ReformElderly
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Both men and women benefitted from insurance expansions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Using data from the 2012 to 2016 waves of the California Health Interview Survey, the policy brief outlines gender differences in health insurance and health care access in the state.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1916
ApprovedHealth Insurance Coverage and ProgramsAccess to Health CareCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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A recent fact sheet by researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and Claremont Graduate University shows that people who have complete housing amenities are more likely to have health insurance than those who are missing at least one amenity, both before and after the ACA’s implementation and independent of income.
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1924
ApprovedHealth Insurance ExpansionSocial Determinants
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In this interim report, a team from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research evaluates a statewide program called the Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal (PRIME). PRIME is designed to promote change in health care system delivery; improve care for high-risk, high-cost patients; and improve efficiency in the use of resources in California public hospitals.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/Documents/PDF/2019/PRIME-Interim-Report-aug2019.pdf
ApprovedHealth Care Delivery SystemHealth Care Economics
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An interim evaluation by UCLA researchers shows that California’s Whole Person Care (WPC) Program is making progress towards coordinating health and social services for some Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) beneficiaries. Findings from the ongoing evaluation were published in Health Affairs.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1931
ApprovedHealth Care EconomicsHealth Care Delivery System
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A decade after the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted to expand health insurance coverage to the nation's most vulnerable uninsured, a new report by researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Polcy Research and Claremont Graduate University addresses the question: How large of an impact has the ACA made over the past 10 years?
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1930
ApprovedAccess to Health CareHealth Care ReformHealth Insurance Coverage and ProgramsHealth Insurance Expansion
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The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted health care challenges, including those related to health equity and the striking disparity in risk and outcomes among racial and ethnic groups. Ninez Ponce shares her insight on the need for more demographic data to prevent gaps from widening.
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=332
ApprovedHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention IssuesHealth Status and ConditionsCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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How did California counties' response to COVID-19 benefit from the Whole Person Care Program? A new Health Affairs blog post written by researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows ways in which WPC serves as a prototype for coordinated, effective public health response. The program sheds light on the need for collaboration across public and private agencies, multidiscplinary leaders and staff, and data sharing capabilities.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1934
ApprovedHealth Care EconomicsHealth Care Delivery System
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In this draft interim report, a team from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, led by Associate Director Nadereh Pourat, evaluates a statewide program called Whole Person Care (WPC). The program is designed to promote the coordination of medical, behavioral health, and social services in a patient-centered manner.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/Documents/PDF/2020/wholepersoncare-report-jan2020.pdf
ApprovedHealth Care Delivery SystemHealth Care Economics
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On March 26, join Steven P. Wallace, Associate Center Director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, for a timely discussion on findings of a recent study on funding at risk in LA County for health care and social services, along with an analysis of services that could be lost if Latinos are undercounted in the census.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=263
ApprovedAccess to Health CareHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues
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Actions by state legislators have kept the proportion of Californians without health insurance stable and low in 2018, unlike the rest of the nation, where the rate of uninsurance increased. The uninsured rate dropped nearly by half to 8.1% last year, compared with 15.5% in 2013
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1872
ApprovedHealth Insurance Coverage and ProgramsCalifornia Health Interview SurveyHealth Status and Conditions
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A study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that Latinos are less likely to have health insurance due to lack of coverage through an employer and barriers such as citizenship restrictions on access.
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ApprovedUninsuredCalifornia Health Interview SurveyHispanic/Latino
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A new report by UCLA and UC Berkeley shows that California's health care policies maintain low uninsured rates and preserve affordability for millions of residents. Using CalSIM, authors estimate that by 2022, the state's policies will prevent 770,000 Californians from becoming uninsured and reduce premiums for 1.55 million residents.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1907
ApprovedHealth Care EconomicsHealth Care ReformHealth Insurance Coverage and Programs
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How does universal health care work in other countries? What models are being discussed for California? Watch the recorded webcast of the March 1 E. Richard Brown Symposium on Universal Health Care, which featured international and state experts
Watch the video >>
ApprovedHealth Care ReformHealth Care EconomicsHealth Insurance ExpansionUninsured
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An evaluation by UCLA researchers has found that a California program, called Whole Person Care, has been a positive step toward providing better-coordinated health care for people insured by Medicaid.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1844
ApprovedHealth Care Delivery SystemHealth Care EconomicsBarriers to/Disparities in Health Care
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This report highlights data at the peak of the ACA, before Federal efforts to scale back expansions. It outlines new details comparing Medicare coverage to Medicaid and job-based coverage, tying in with recent election-driven discussions on expanding care.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1912
ApprovedHealth Insurance Coverage and ProgramsHealth Care Delivery SystemCalifornia Health Interview Survey
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Read about how the California Health Interview Survey was used in 2019 to inform work by legislators, policymakers, academic researchers, advocacy groups, educational institutions, hospital groups, media, and others.
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1917
ApprovedCalifornia Health Interview SurveyHealth BehaviorsHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention IssuesHealth Status and Conditions
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According to a new fact sheet by UCLA researchers, education plays an important role in health insurance status independent from its impact on household income. Using data from the American Community Survey from 2013 to 2018, researchers looked at the percentage of adults aged 18 to 64 years old who were uninsured based on their educational attainment.
https://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1921
ApprovedHealth Insurance Coverage and ProgramsHealth Care ReformAccess to Health Care
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Imelda Padilla-Frausto, Center research scientist, presented a study looking at mental health needs in the state. Findings may be used to guide efforts for preventive outreach and early intervention services.
Watch here
ApprovedMental and Emotional HealthCalifornia Health Interview SurveyHealth Behaviors
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Join Ritu Sadana, senior health adviser at the World Health Organization (WHO), as she introduces how the WHO negotiated its first global strategy and action plan on ageing and health (2016–2020). Center Research Scientist Kathryn Kietzman will briefly discuss efforts currently underway in California to develop a Master Plan for Aging.
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8115814356892/WN_hNwGaKM2RvuufrmXBjFARQ
ApprovedElderlyHealth Status and ConditionsHealth Promotion/Disease Prevention Issues
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As the U.S. continues to spend more money on health care than any other nation, policymakers propose ideas to resolve the spending and coverage crisis. A recent study by researchers at UCLA, UCSF, and UC Berkeley shows that a single-payer health care system would save the U.S. money over time.
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/newsroom/press-releases/pages/details.aspx?NewsID=263
ApprovedHealth Care EconomicsHealth Care Delivery System
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Adolescents attending schools with high suspension rates reported lower levels of feeling “connected” at school, according to a recent study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
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ApprovedAdolescents/ChildrenCalifornia Health Interview SurveyMental and Emotional Health
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A team led by researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reviewed the impact of enabling services offered at health centers on patient behavior and satisfaction.
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1852
ApprovedAccess to Health CareBarriers to/Disparities in Health CareHealth Care Economics
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