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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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Seminar today: The Importance of CHIS in LGBT Research and Data Collection with Gary Gates

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

gary_gatesThe California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) represents one of the largest ongoing population-based data collection efforts in the country that has included measurement of sexual orientation for more than a decade.

In today’s seminar, Gary Gates, the Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and research director at the UCLA Williams Institute, will demonstrate how CHIS has … [ Read full post ]

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Sunday: “T-Dance” supports transgender research and California Health Interview Survey data collection

Friday, June 5th, 2015

CHIS_LogoThe Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law is holding a dance at the Edison club in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to raise money and awareness in support of transgender health, research and rights. Part of the proceeds will go toward adding gender identity questions to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), as … [ Read full post ]

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