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 ]

Sept. 27 webinar: Using health data to improve children’s health

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Education advocates are encouraged to participate in a free webinar on Sept. 27 hosted by The Advancement Project. The webinar will teach participants how to access children’s health data from’s website that can be used to engage funders, legislators and other stakeholders on important issue areas to include: physical fitness and school … [ 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 ]

September 30 workshop (Anaheim): How to find and use children’s health data

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Learn how to find and use data on children’s health and well-being at a Sept. 30 FREE workshop hosted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, which supports the children’s health data website Lunch will be provided. 

At this workshop, … [ Read full post ]

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