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Wallace discusses the Elder Index in Bay Area

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Steve Wallace, associate Center director, will speak today at the East Bay Foundation on Aging in San Francisco about how public programs and policy analysis continue to use an outdated measure of poverty, the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), which he says underestimates the economic needs of vulnerable seniors.

Read about an alternative to the … [ Read full post ]

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Health and minimum wage in California

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxAccording to a ScienceBlogs article, a study that cited California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data said that raising the state’s minimum wage to $13 would prevent an estimated 389 premature deaths of low-income Californians a year.

Human Impact Partners and the Health Officers Association of California released the study Health Impacts of Raising California’s [ Read full post ]

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Healthy Communities Data Summit today on UCLA campus

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

 

The Center’s David Grant will speak about the AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition and Associate Center Director Steve Wallace will lead a lunch discussion “Dispelling the Medical Myth of Immigrant Health” today at the Healthy Communities Data Summit. The summit showcases technologies, programs and data that are changing health at a local level now and … [ Read full post ]

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Forum: “Global Health: Meeting the Greatest Challenges”

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Join Ninez Ponce, associate director of the Center and incoming director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health at the UCLA Fielding School for Public Health, for a panel discussion “Global Health: Meeting the Greatest Challenges” tonight from 6 to 8 p.m.

In this health forum, our panelists will discuss several crucial and … [ Read full post ]

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Health and Salinas Valley’s undocumented farm workers

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

An article in the Salinas Californian said the health of undocumented farm workers is important to the $4 billion Salinas Valley agricultural industry, but workers are unaware of what health services are available to them. The story cited the recent journal article in Health Affairs by Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research.
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Undocumented immigrants use of health services low

Monday, May 5th, 2014

A journal article published in the May issue of Health Affairs and picked up by PBS NewsHour says undocumented immigrants in California see the doctor and use ERs much less often than U.S. citizens and documented immigrants.

Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, is lead author of the article, which notes that one … [ Read full post ]

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