Archive for September, 2011

October 6 forum (Los Angeles): Traffic pollution and your health

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Community residents, organizations, and elected officials are encouraged to attend an evening discussion on Thursday, October 6 to learn more about the health effects of air pollution.

Hosted by the Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), this event will provide you with the opportunity to meet … [ Read full post ]

Stressed and Strapped: Caregivers in California

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Family members or friends caring for aging or disabled individuals in California are under both financial and emotional strain and are likely to face even greater burdens, given recent cuts in state support for programs and services that support in-home care, write the authors of a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health … [ Read full post ]

How to care for the “silver tsunami” of aging Boomers

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Geoffrey J. Hoffman, a doctoral candidate at the UCLA School of Public Health, is lead author of a new policy brief on the stress and financial burden placed on the state’s informal caregivers. In this brief interview, he talks about who the typical caregiver is in California, why more don’t use state services and … [ Read full post ]

Sept. 21 forum: Health leaders to discuss national and state policy issues

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Join the UCLA School of Public Health on Sept. 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. for a free public forum on the challenges of health reform. The panel will feature health leaders such as Anthony D. Rodgers, Deputy Administrator and Director, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Strategic Planning,  and Diana S. Dooley, Secretary, California … [ Read full post ]

Making bikes count in LA County

Monday, September 12th, 2011

By Allison Mannos, Urban Strategy Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC)

We have begun to see a rise in the number of Californians, especially in Los Angeles, willing to ditch their cars and take up bike riding in the past few years.  Group bike rides like the ”Midnight Ridazz,” bicycle repair co-ops … [ Read full post ]

September 7 webinar: First 5 LA’s $500,000 grant opportunities

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

First 5 LA will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon for organizations interested in applying for its Policy Advocacy Fund, which awards grants of up to $500,000 (for a period of up to 5 years) to organizations pursuing advocacy goals in support of children’s health.

Preference will … [ Read full post ]