Working, living or going to school next to traffic-clogged freeways increases the risk of asthma so why are Los Angeles schools still being built next to major thoroughfares?
A UCLA Center for Health Policy Research project that educates residents about air pollution and its impact on their neighborhood’s health is featured in UCLA Today, the university’s faculty and staff newspaper.
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has just released new Health Profiles, one-page, easy-to-read, printable fact sheets on every county in California as well as the state’s regions, certain service planning areas of large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, and more. … [ Read full post ]
You are invited to join the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and their community partners on May 2 & 3 for the “Paying the Price with Our Health” conference at The California Endowment Conference Center. This free event will engage community residents, service providers, educators, faith organizations, decision makers and others in developing … [ Read full post ]
Learn how to use AskCHIS, the easy-to-use, free, online Web tool that enables you to search for health statistics using data from the California Health Interview Survey on your county, region or statewide. Join staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program for a no-cost, two hour online workshop, … [ Read full post ]
It’s well documented that air pollution can increase hospital visits among asthma patients but a recent NY Times article cites three separate studies that collectively have determined polluted air can go beyond our lungs and can be just as bad (if not worse) for our heart and brain.