‘health disparities’ Archive

California Health Interview Survey at Philippine Festival

Monday, October 6th, 2014

CHIS at the Philippine Arts and Cultural Festival, from left: Celeste Peralta, Carlo Cariño and Ninez Ponce.

Associate Director Ninez Ponce, CHIS Data Access Coordinator Carlo Cariño and Communications Assistant Celeste Peralta braved temperatures in the upper 90s and represented the Center at the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Oct 4 and 5.

During the most recent survey cycle, CHIS  conducted interviews in … [ Read full post ]

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Center receives $3 million grant to fight secondhand smoke

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has been awarded a $3 million federal grant to combat the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke among two highly-affected groups: low-income Latino and African-American families living in Los Angeles, Calif. The three-year, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) award is part of a U.S. Department … [ Read full post ]

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Soda companies say they’ll help Americans cut calories

Monday, September 29th, 2014

susanbabey2011The three largest soda companies say they aim to cut sugary drink calories by 20 percent in American diets by 2025 through marketing, distribution and packaging efforts, according to a New York Times story. The Center’s Susan Babey, a senior research scientist, has written about the link between sugary drinks and teen obesity in … [ Read full post ]

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Preventing chronic disease in California

Friday, September 12th, 2014

ca_wellnessplanThe state’s public health department has a road map to promote health and prevent chronic disease in California Wellness Plan, 2014.

CHIS data will be used as a baseline and a measuring tool in more than a dozen objectives, from gauging kids’ consumption of sugary drinks to tracking whether seniors feel their overall health … [ Read full post ]

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Waiting to fill the prescription bottle

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

About 1 in 4 white Californian adults reported having delayed getting prescription drugs or medical services in the past year, significantly higher than California overall, at 21.5 percent. This graphic is from the Center’s new 2011-2012 Race and Ethnicity Health Profiles, a report on the health status of the state’s diverse population.

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Healthy food choices at South L.A. farmers markets

Monday, September 8th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxFarmers markets are cropping up in South Los Angeles, leading to more healthy eating choices, according to a story in Intersections South L.A.

A 2008 moratorium barring new standalone fast-food structures is still in effect in South L.A, and the story cites California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data that find the percentage of people in … [ Read full post ]

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