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.
Boyle Heights is a community (located in Los Angeles) that is surrounded by freeways, railroads, auto repair shops, warehouses and factories — all of which can pose potential health hazards. According to Manuel Pastor, an expert in environmental justice, “when you put them all clustered together in one neighborhood, you wind up with sort … [ Read full post ]
One in three California Latinos ages 10-24 live in a rural, agricultural, non-suburban or non-metropolitan community – yet, we know little about their health. With funding from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, the California Adolescent Health Collaborative is releasing a new series of briefs that provide one of the first-ever pictures of … [ 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?