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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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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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