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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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Feb. 12 AskCHIS training: Find ZIP code-level information and more using AskCHIS NE

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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Join master trainer Ashley Parks and learn how to find and analyze health information specific to your ZIP code, city or legislative district in this FREE, February 12 workshop using AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition, the Center’s newest easy-to-use Web tool.

Using data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and other sources, participants will … [ Read full post ]

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Left behind after health reform: millions of legal and undocumented immigrants

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

PUBHEALTH_DREAMA story in the autumn issue of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health magazine about the future of immigrant health in the post-Affordable Care Act world featured four Center representatives – Associate Directors Ninez Ponce and Steven Wallace, Director of Research Nadereh Pourat, and Faculty Associate Arturo Vargas Bustamante.

The story … [ Read full post ]

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