‘health disparities’ Archive

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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Dentists’ personal traits can limit access to the underserved

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

A dentist’s personal characteristics and how he or she runs a practice can limit access to dental care in underserved areas, according to a journal article co-authored by the Center’s Nadereh Pourat in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

The study found that low-income and minority populations were less like to have access to dental … [ Read full post ]

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Half in state had employment-based insurance in 2011-12

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

About half of all Californians, 50.6 percent, had employer-based health insurance through their workplace for all of the past year. About 36.3 percent of Latinos had employer-based coverage for all of the past year. The information is from the Center’s new 2011-2012 Race and Ethnicity Health Profiles, a report on the health status of … [ Read full post ]

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Can increasing the minimum wage improve health?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Raising the state minimum wage is “an ideal opportunity” to see how health can be improved through social and economic policy, said Center Director Gerald Kominski ​in a California Healthline report, which discussed the recent attempt to boost minimum wage to $13 by 2017.

The hourly minimum wage in California increased by $1 on … [ Read full post ]

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One week left to register for the Health DATA Workshop on July 9 (Oakland) !

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Join the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Pan Ethnic Health Network Health at The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center on July 9 for a free training that will help you better understand how to use the free web tool, AskCHIS in your work. Facilitated by UCLA Health DATA’s Master Trainer Ashley [ Read full post ]

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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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