‘health disparities’ Archive

Interview: Rau on CHIS race and ethnicity health profiles

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Bogdan Rau is a project coordinator for the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and for the Center’s new Health Profiles on racial and ethnic groups.  In a brief interview, he talks about the unique diversity of CHIS data, how CHIS can be used to drill down to differences even within ethnic subgroups, and the … [ Read full post ]

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Social media campaign tackles food insecurity in state

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxCalifornia grows 90 percent of the nation’s produce, but more than 3.7 million adults in the state experienced food insecurity in 2009, according to a story in thepress.net, which cited  California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data. The extent of hunger sparked a social media campaign to feed the state’s hungry.

Read the story.… [ Read full post ]

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Health Data Workshop Tomorrow in Fresno! Power up your program planning using AskCHIS

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Guest Presentation by Dr. May Aydin, CHIS Research and Survey Support Manager

ask_chisToday is the last day to register for the June 26 health data workshop held at DeVry University Fresno Campus in Fresno.   Community members, students,  and other interested professionals are invited to  receive health statistics through AskCHIS the free, easy online tool … [ Read full post ]

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Wallace discusses the Elder Index in Bay Area

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Steve Wallace, associate Center director, will speak today at the East Bay Foundation on Aging in San Francisco about how public programs and policy analysis continue to use an outdated measure of poverty, the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which he says underestimates the economic needs of vulnerable seniors.

Read about an alternative to the … [ Read full post ]

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Health and minimum wage in California

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxAccording to a ScienceBlogs article, a study that cited California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data said that raising the state’s minimum wage to $13 would prevent an estimated 389 premature deaths of low-income Californians a year.

Human Impact Partners and the Health Officers Association of California released the study Health Impacts of Raising California’s [ Read full post ]

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Healthy Communities Data Summit today on UCLA campus

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

 

The Center’s David Grant will speak about the AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition and Associate Center Director Steve Wallace will lead a lunch discussion “Dispelling the Medical Myth of Immigrant Health” today at the Healthy Communities Data Summit. The summit showcases technologies, programs and data that are changing health at a local level now and … [ Read full post ]

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