Posts Tagged ‘asthma’

CA Asthma Partners webinar (Oct. 29): Using data to create awareness of the health impacts of dirty air

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The California Asthma Partners invite you to participate in an interactive webinar on October 29 that will provide an overview of two curricula designed to create awareness of the negative health impacts of air pollution including asthma. Catalina Garzón, the Program Director of the Pacific Institute’s Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice program for … [ Read full post ]

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Health Data Web tool: AskCHIS to power up your program planning

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Over 14% of residents in San Bernardino county have asthma.  How does your county compare? Find out, using 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. statewide.  

AskCHIS provides data on … [ Read full post ]

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Nearly 10% of LA schools sit next to a freeway

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Working, living or going to school next to traffic-clogged freeways increases the risk of asthma so why are Los Angeles schools still being built next to major thoroughfares?

During a recent UCLA Center for Health Policy Research conference on air pollution, participants learned that although a state law prohibits schools being built within 500 feet … [ Read full post ]

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UCLA’s ALERT project informs residents on harmful air pollution

Monday, May 7th, 2012

A UCLA Center for Health Policy Research project that educates residents about air pollution and its impact on their neighborhood’s health is featured in UCLA Today, the university’s faculty and staff newspaper.

The ALERT (Assessment of Local Environmental Risk Training) project is part of the Center’s Health DATA Program and targets two neighborhoods that bear … [ Read full post ]

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Get a quick snapshot of health in your county!

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Need a quick snapshot of  health in your county?

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has just released new Health Profiles, one-page, easy-to-read, printable fact sheets on every county in California as well as the state’s regions, certain service planning areas of large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, and more.   … [ Read full post ]

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African Americans, asthma and the ER

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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African-American adults are five times more likely than any other group to report higher asthma-related emergency room care, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.  The study, lead by a team from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, looked at patients of diverse ethnicities who experienced persistent … [ Read full post ]

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