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A new tool for improving Americans’ health

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Health impact assessments are an important tool in confronting the nation’s health problems, according to a recent report. Released by the National Research Council, the report presents a six-step framework for conducting health impact assessments.

Findings of the report suggests improvements in the nation’s health will only come about if health impact assessments … [ Read full post ]

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Children and health care reform: Who wins, who loses?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) significantly improves access to care for many children and young adults not already covered by other means, the law overlooks one significant population: children of immigrants.

“Some of the biggest coverage challenges ahead are for immigrant populations,” stated Shana Alex Lavarreda, the Center’s director of health insurance studies. “Parents … [ Read full post ]

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June 8 workshop (online): Using AskCHIS to identify important health data

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Learn how to use AskCHIS, the easy-to-use, free, online Web tool that enables you to search for health statistics using data from the California Health Interview Survey on your county, region or statewide. Join staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program on June 8, for a no-cost, two … [ Read full post ]

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May 21 & 22 workshops (South LA and Bakersfield): Using AskCHIS to identify health data

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Join staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program on May 21 in South Los Angeles and May 22 in Bakersfield, Calif., for a no-cost, workshop and learn how power up your health program planning and policy advocacy with data from the California Health Survey. Participants will learn how to … [ Read full post ]

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Find out how more college, income would impact your county!

Friday, April 27th, 2012

 

We know that a college education can improve a person’s life, but what are some of the health advantages to higher learning?

The 2012 County Health Calculator, an interactive app developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Human Needs, can show what the health impact would be … [ Read full post ]

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$25,000 grants available to improve community health

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Know of a worthy organization in your community that could benefit from a no-strings-attached gift?  Six $25,000 prizes have recently been announced by the Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for communities that make tangible improvements in the current health status of their residents.

The “Roadmaps to Health” prizes will … [ Read full post ]

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