Who’s increasing health insurance premiums? A new tool from the U.S. government lets you plug in your state or insurance company name and get an update on whether they have recently raised their premiums – and by how much.
Archive for 2011
California’s low-income seniors with disabilities are struggling to remain in their homes as public funding for long-term care services shrinks and may be slashed even further, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research conducted with support from The SCAN Foundation.
Should as much as $100 million in additional … [ Read full post ]
Eden Flynn works as a Graduate Student Researcher for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and is the Curriculum Coordinator and Trainer for the Center’s ALERT project in the Health DATA Program. In the article, she discusses the importance of partnerships between researchers, community members and policy makers and how those collaborations can … [ Read full post ]
Most of us probably already know about heart-healthy behaviors such as not smoking, being active and maintaining a healthy weight and diet. But did you know that polluted air and the invisible particle pollution it contains can harm your heart?
What is the state of our environment today? Looking back 40 years from now, what will images of our neighborhoods, parks and cities reveal about the health of our surroundings?
To tell this important story, The National Archives and Records Administration together with the United States Environmental Protection Agency is reviving its historic Documerica project… [ Read full post ]
David Grant is the director of the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and the lead author of a new report on mental health in California. In this brief interview, he discusses why so few Californians seem to be taking advantage of mental health services, which demographic groups suffer an especially heavy mental health burden, and … [ Read full post ]