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Mental health and substance abuse services under the ACA

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Dylan Roby, director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, will be part of an LA Community Health Project panel Monday, April 21, and discuss expanded benefits and access to mental health and substance use disorder services under the Affordable Care Act.

The discussion is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

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More than 8 million enroll on health exchanges nationwide

Friday, April 18th, 2014

More than 8 million people nationwide enrolled for health coverage on the new exchanges, according to a San Jose Mercury News story. “It’s a Super Bowl moment,” said Center director Gerald Kominski, in the interview. A late surge of young adult and Latino sign-ups pushed California’s tally to nearly 1.4 million, the story … [ Read full post ]

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Tulare County’s local excess crops feed locals in need

Monday, April 7th, 2014

CHIS_Logo-smHealth educator Sarah Ramirez is trying to improve the diets of undernourished residents in Tulare County by harvesting and delivering excess local farm produce to food banks, CNN reports. The story says nearly three-quarters of adults in the area are either overweight or obese, according to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

Working as … [ Read full post ]

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Link between health and housing

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

healthyhomesShadowAccording to the U.S. Surgeon General, a healthy home “supports the health of its residents.” By that definition many residences in California fail to meet that standard, according to a study by the California Department of Public Health and California Breathing. Homes can be plagued by structural problems — broken staircases or inadequate plumbing … [ Read full post ]

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Health issues in Inland Empire’s LGBT community

Friday, February 28th, 2014

A Riverside County report based on California Health Interview Survey data showed LGBT residents in the Inland Empire have higher rates of asthma, substance abuse, smoking and other health problems compared to heterosexual residents in the area. Among the findings:
- The smoking rate of lesbians, gay men and bisexual men and women is 31.5 … [ Read full post ]

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“D” grade

Monday, February 10th, 2014

2014childrensreportcard-thumbCalifornia ranked 41st out of 50 states in promoting the well-being of its 9.3 million children, according to a new report card published by the national child advocacy organization Children Now.  The report makes extensive use of Center research as well as data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) to justify the dismal grade. … [ Read full post ]

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