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California’s Shrinking Child Population Signals Major Changes for State

Friday, January 11th, 2013

A new report shows the population of California kids shrinking – 33% of state population in 1970 projected at 21% by 2030. Kids born in 2015 will carry double the economic weight of supporting seniors compared to kids born in 1985.

California’s population of children is shrinking, and that means some big changes ahead for … [ Read full post ]

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Two recorded UCLA webinars offer various ways to access and analyze CHIS data

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Two webinars were presented by staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the past month, and recordings of the webinars are available online. The two webinars provide an overview of various ways to access and analyze data from the California Health Interview Survey. Researchers, students and anyone interested in learning how … [ Read full post ]

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UCLA webinar (Dec. 13): Meeting the growing demand for local-level health estimates

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Researchers, students and anyone interested in learning how to use local-level data to better understand populations are invited to participate in a free webinar on December 13, 2012 from 10-11am, (PST).  Presented by Hongjian Yu, PhD and Yueyan Wang, PhD, Statistical Support for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, this online workshop will … [ Read full post ]

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LA Times article: Contrasting views that pollution will be reduced once rail yard is built near LA harbor

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) is proposing to build a new rail yard called the Southern California International Gateway (the SCIG) on property owned by the Port of Los Angeles, according to yesterday’s LA Times article

The article mentions the Port of Los Angeles, drafted a report called the “… [ Read full post ]

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Oct 30 Health data workshop (Los Angeles): Using the AskCHIS online webtool

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Learn how to power up your program planning and policy advocacy with data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), the nation’s largest survey on the health care needs of California’s large and diverse population. Join staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program, Tuesday, October 30, 9 am – … [ Read full post ]

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Oct 24 NIEHS webinar: Children’s health impacted by air pollution

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Research indicates children are more vulnerable to the negative health effects of environmental toxins because their brains are still developing. For example, the nervous system develops throughout childhood and is not well equipped to repair any damage caused by environmental toxins and the resulting loss can be irreversible.

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