‘health disparities’ Archive

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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Medicaid patients and emergency room use

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Medicaid enrollees use emergency departments (ED) more than privately insured and uninsured patients, and the use accounts for 4 percent of all Medicaid spending, according study results published in a Medscape Medical News story.

The findings by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) also say that 10 percent of visits by adult, … [ Read full post ]

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Story says diabetes in L.A. reaching “epidemic proportions”

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Diabetes is driving health costs higher in Los Angeles, according to a story in California Healthline. The Center’s Ying-Ying Meng, lead author of a policy brief the story cited, said education about preventing diabetes — such as watching food intake and exercising — is an “uphill battle.”

Meng’s policy brief found that nearly … [ Read full post ]

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Nearly 40 percent of Latinos in state uninsured in 2011-12

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Nearly 27 percent  – 6.2 million — of California adults 18 to 64 years old had no health insurance for all or part of the past year.  The figure was higher for Latinos in the state, 38.6 percent or 3.4 million people. This information is from the Center’s new 2011-12 Race and Ethnicity Health Profiles[ Read full post ]

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