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Under one roof: integrating primary and mental health care services

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Primary care doctors and mental health professionals who work in the same location can better care for their shared patients, said Nadereh Pourat, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research program at the Center,  in a California Healthline story.  The story is based on a recent study Pourat wrote about integrating the … [ Read full post ]

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The smokiest districts in the Golden State

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

CHIS_LogoCiting California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data on smoking, A Sacramento Bee editorial  finds that Bakersfield Assembly District 34, where 19.5 percent of adults light up, is the smokiest district in the state.

Following Bakersfield are Rancho Cordova Assembly District 8 (18.3 percent) Nubieber Assembly District  1 (18.2 percent), Yuba City Assembly District 3 (18 … [ Read full post ]

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Left out of health reforms: the undocumented

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Millions of Californians have benefited from the ACA reforms, but undocumented immigrants have been left behind, said Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, in a California Health Report story.

Senior researcher Dylan Roby said there are charity programs and emergency Medi-Cal coverage for some in the group, although “it’s still very temporary.”… [ Read full post ]

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Today: Pourat discusses disparities in health care access

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

NADY_GHAW2015Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, will discuss “The Health Care System’s Contribution to Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Care Access” from noon to 1 p.m. today in CHS 13-105. The event is part of UCLA Global Health Awareness Week 2015.

RSVP here.

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Dental care gap for children in Medi-Cal families

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

A recent California audit found that 56 percent of children in the Medi-Cal dental program – 2.86 million – did not receive dental care through the program in the 2012-13 federal fiscal year, and last week’s state budget failed to address the issue, California Healthline reports.

In comparison, Ohio had the lowest rate of … [ Read full post ]

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One in four Asian-American small business workers, owners uninsured

Monday, January 12th, 2015

CHIS_LogoA large share of adult Asian-American workers in California — 33 percent — are employed at or own a small business, and one in four of them lack health insurance, according to a study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

The study used pooled 2005– 2012 data from the California [ Read full post ]

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