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Today: “On the Road to Diabetes? A Look at High Prediabetes Rates in California”

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Nearly ten percent of the adult population in California has diabetes but how many more have conditions that presage the onset of diabetes? How can the path towards diabetes be reversed? And what is the likely effect of the population with prediabetes on the future of California’s health and budget?

In today’s seminar, Susan H. [ Read full post ]

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Today! Seminar on the ‘Hidden Poor’

Friday, February 26th, 2016

”Health and Well-Being of the Hidden Poor: How the Federal Poverty Level Overlooks Economically Insecure Older Californians” 

How can California policymakers accurately assess economic need, especially for vulnerable seniors? In today’s seminar, part of the Center’s ongoing Health Policy Seminar Series, Associate Center Director Steven P. Wallace will share the latest findings from the … [ Read full post ]

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Miss the Jan. 26 “Putting the ‘T’ in Transgender” seminar? Watch it here

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

In the Center’s first seminar of the year, Matt Jans, California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) methodologist, discussed the cutting-edge work that CHIS has done in collaboration with UCLA’s Williams Institute to develop feasible ways to accurately measure gender identity.

Nearly 50 people attended the seminar in person and more than 130 participated online.

Almost … [ Read full post ]

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January 26 seminar: “Putting the ‘T’ in LGBT Health:  How to Measure Gender Identity in a Large Health Survey”

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Almost no data exist on transgender Americans, a group that continues to face widespread discrimination and possible related adverse health consequences.

Data collection on this marginalized group presents significant challenges to general population health surveys like the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

In this January 26 seminar, part of the Center’s 2016 Health Policy Seminar [ Read full post ]

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Center grad student researcher focuses on mental health

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto, a graduate student researcher at the Center, discusses in the latest issue of UCLA Public Health magazine how her attempts to help a family member find mental health treatment as a teenager influenced her career path.

“I will never forget what it was like, in the beginning, to be part … [ Read full post ]

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Center’s Ninez Ponce named NQF committee co-chair

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Ninez Ponce, a Center associate director, was named co-chair of a new National Quality Forum (NQF) standing committee that will focus on eliminating disparities through quality measurement.

The NQF is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to promote and ensure patient protections and healthcare quality through measurement and public reporting.

Read the NQF … [ Read full post ]

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