Posts by Center Communications

Center director testifies to LA County about ACA contingency planning

Friday, September 1st, 2017

kominskiLACBoS20170815Center Director Gerald Kominski testified Aug. 15 at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting in support of Mark Ridley-Thomas’s motion for contingency planning should federal funding for Affordable Care Act programs be repealed or cut. Watch Kominski at the board meeting here (under Agenda Item S-1 at 4:08:43 mark) or read his statement [ Read full post ]

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Early factors that influence aging among topics at RCMAR workshop

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

About 50 participants attended the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) workshop at the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics July 23 in San Francisco. RCMAR events included a workshop organized by Center Faculty Associates Janet Frank and Nina Harawa and Community Relations Manager Porsche McGinnis, and a symposium chaired by Associate … [ Read full post ]

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Community health centers partner for short- and long-term health

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Partnerships that community health centers form with various groups can create efficiencies and new services that improve the local safety net, according to the July UCLA Center for Health Policy Research seminar.

The seminar was based on recent findings from the latest Center policy brief Partnership Strategies of Community Health Centers: Building Capacity in [ Read full post ]

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Kominski weighs in on Senate health bill vote on CNN

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

cnn_GFKcloseupOn July 27, the night the latest Senate health care bill was voted down, Center Director Gerald Kominski discussed on a CNN International broadcast the bill’s rocky path, whether the Affordable Care Act works, and if a universal health care bill is on the horizon.

Kominski was part of an expert panel that included Politico … [ Read full post ]

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Seminar recap: Americans’ sweet tooth needs to be pulled

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Americans — especially adolescents and teens — consume far above the amount of calories in excess sugar than the recommended maximum and may be making themselves sick in the process, according to research presented at the Center’s Health Policy Seminar Series on May 31.

“There is an increasing amount of evidence linking consumption of excess … [ Read full post ]

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Proposed budget cut biggest in EPA’s history, panelist says

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

The Trump administration’s proposed 31 percent cut to the national EPA budget — and a 60 percent cut to California’s EPA Region 9 — would be the agency’s “biggest in history,” said panelist Michael Jerrett at the April 25 Grand Rounds lecture, “Environmentally Unhealthy? The Health and Environmental Implications of Proposed EPA Budget Cuts.”

Jerrett, … [ Read full post ]

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