The ACA is upon us! The Affordable Care Act is effective January 1, 2014. Become more informed about the current health insurance and healthcare access trends in your community by joining staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program for our December 4 Advanced AskCHIS workshop. During this free in-person workshop our staff will provide an overview of functions of AskCHIS, the online web tool for the California Health Interview Survey.
This training is designed for participants who have already taken an introductory training on using AskCHIS or are advanced data users that have used the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data before. Participants will have the opportunity to navigate through AskCHIS in real time with and with the assistance of a Health DATA instructor, find, analyze, and export the data. Additionally participants will learn how to work with multiple CHIS variables, generate bivariate tables and export data tables and graphs. Those who are looking for exposure to online data systems and data for Californian households are especially encouraged to register.
The December 4 workshop is made possible through support from The California Endowment and the California Pan Ethnic Health Network and Insure the Uninsured Project. (more…)
The ACA is upon us! The Affordable Care Act is effective January 1, 2014. Become more informed about the current health insurance and healthcare access trends in your community by joining us for one of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s free AskCHIS online workshops in November 2013! AskCHIS is the online web tool that uses data from the California Health Interview Survey, the nation’s largest state health survey.
On November 13th, staff from the Center’s Health DATA Program will provide an AskCHIS Online Introduction for participants who have never or rarely used CHIS data. The training will help participants learn how to find, select and analyze health insurance and healthcare access related indicators in the AskCHIS online webtool. Space is limited, register now.
Our Advanced AskCHIS workshop on November 20th will help those participants who have previously taken an introduction to AskCHIS training or are advanced users of AskCHIS how to work with multiple CHIS variables related to health insurance and healthcare access; generate bivariate tables, and export data tables and graphs. Space is limited, register now.
For more information on our AskCHIS online workshops, visit our Health DATA Program site. (more…)
The California Asthma Partners invite you to participate in an interactive webinar on October 29 that will provide an overview of two curricula designed to create awareness of the negative health impacts of air pollution including asthma. Catalina Garzón, the Program Director of the Pacific Institute’s Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice program for the Pacific Institute and Leticia Ayala, Associate Director for Programs Environmental Health Coalition are among the speakers that will discuss the curricula which include measures and policy solutions to reduce exposure. These curricula were funded in part by Strategic Plan Implementation Grants from California Breathing.
Title: Creating Healthy Neighborhoods: Outdoor Air Pollution, Health Impacts and Community Trainings
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am (PDT)
Dozens of media covered the launch of a new joint study on youth soda consumption, including the Los Angeles Times, the Sacramento Bee and La Opinion. Interest was high around the study’s key finding – an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages – but also around a key success: the drop in consumption among younger children. “I think the combination of those policies that have removed sugary beverages from schools and the extensive education campaigns that have gone on throughout the state, have both contributed to the decline that we see,” said Susan Babey, a Center research scientist and lead author of the study, in an interview with Capitol Public Radio.
Read the policy brief: Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Read a related interview with Susan Babey.
As recently as the 1970s, two-thirds of immigrants in the U.S. were of European origin.
What a difference a few decades make: Mexicans immigrants – nearly 12 million people – are the most common immigrant group, making up 28% of the total immigrant population in the U.S.
As of last year, 33 million people of Mexican origin lived in the U.S. They are among the top five immigrant groups in 43 states.
Collectively, Mexican immigrants have slowed the demographic aging of the U.S. by placing more adults in the workforce, essentially buying the nation time to prepare for the social, economic and political challenges that will result from an increasingly elderly population, according to a new binational report co-authored by Steven Wallace, the Center’s associate director.
Through their sheer numbers, Mexican immigrants have changed the economic and cultural landscape in the U.S. Partly because they are often poor and undocumented, they do not have proper access to health insurance and care – two traits the immigrants need for long-term well-being, researchers wrote.
The report, released Oct. 1, provides an in-depth analysis of health issues of immigrants while offering recommendations that could contribute to improving the health and social inclusion of the Mexican immigrant population in the U.S.
Read the report: Migration and Health: Mexican Immigrants in the U.S.