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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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Seminar today: Promoting Preventive Health Care in the Community

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Clinical preventive services, such as routine disease screening and scheduled immunizations, are essential to reducing death and disability, especially among the elderly. Yet, despite the fact that these services are covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal, and many private insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, many Californians go without preventive health care that could detect illness

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New study: 772,000 elderly Californians “unofficially” poor

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Nearly 1 in 5 adults over 65 in California — more than three-quarters of a million people — live in an economic no-man’s land, unable to afford basic needs but often ineligible for government assistance, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

The study, funded by the California [ Read full post ]

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Environmental factors play role in obesity, researchers say

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Along with unhealthy food choices and a lack of access to affordable fresh produce, living in an unsafe neighborhood with a poor social structure  plays a role in obesity as residents are less likely to be physically active, UCLA researchers said July 15 in a Center Health Policy Seminar Series lecture.

Research Scientist Joelle Wolstein[ Read full post ]

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Research by Williams Institute’s Gary Gates cited in same-sex court decision

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

gary_gatesThe U.S. Supreme Court on Friday cited research by Gary Gates, Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and research director at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, in its decision legalizing same-sex marriage, according to a story on UCLA Newsroom. Today’s court decision legalizes same-sex marriage in all states.

In March, Gates filed an amicus [ Read full post ]

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CDC survey: More in U.S. have health insurance

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

NHIS_logo150The percentage of U.S. residents who lacked health insurance dropped from 14.4 percent of the population in 2013 to 11.5 percent of the population in 2014, a decline of 8.8 million people, according to a National Health Interview Survey report released Tuesday.

Estimates showed California adults ages 18 to 64 had a 16.7 percent uninsurance … [ Read full post ]

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