According 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 ]
‘Public Health’ Archive
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 ]
California 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 ]
Although many people will gain health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act, 11 million undocumented immigrants will not. Steven P. Wallace, associate director of the Center, will discuss this excluded group in a webinar on Feb. 13 and suggest policies that could improve their chances of health care. Join the webinar.
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) recently released their 2011 primary care clinic data. This data gives researchers information about patient populations from the clinic perspective. (In 2011, these clinics served over 5.2 million patients statewide.)
The 2011 dataset includes data on utilization (patients, encounters), patient demographics, sources of revenue, detailed expenditures, … [ Read full post ]
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 ]