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Nov 26 workshop (online): Using AskCHIS to identify important health data

Wednesday, October 17th, 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 for a no-cost, two hour online workshop, and … [ Read full post ]

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Nov 27 Conference (Los Angeles): Women’s reproductive health and the environment

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Over the last couple of decades, environmental and reproductive health experts have been sounding the alarm about the devastating impact toxins in our environment has on a woman’s fertility. Join the UCLA Women’s Health Center for a free daylong event that addresses the best practices for addressing environmental toxins and reproductive health focused on community … [ Read full post ]

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UCLA Policy Brief: Program for children with life-threatening conditions shows early success

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

A child is desperately ill, and a family faces a stark choice: Should they try to save the child’s life with therapeutic treatments, or ease the pain through hospice and other pain-relief services?

This is the current dilemma of families seeking support through Medicaid to care for a child with a life-threatening condition. Under current … [ Read full post ]

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Aug. 28 PolicyLink (webinar): Builidng healthy communities through urban farming

Monday, August 27th, 2012

A movement is taking place across the country − farmers, activists, and community organizations are improving the health of their communities through urban farming. Building from the recently released PolicyLink Urban Agriculture Tool, PolicyLink‘s mini webinar series on urban agriculture seeks to explain “how low-income communities and communities of color are incorporating urban agriculture … [ Read full post ]

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Report: 2012 Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Monday, August 20th, 2012

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American Lung Association Report: Tobacco use higher in rural communities

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Those who live in rural areas are more likely to use tobacco than in urban areas according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association.

Among the findings:

  • Pregnant women: 27.4 percent of pregnant women in rural areas smoke throughout pregnancy, compared to 11.2 percent of expectant moms living in urban areas. In
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