Posts Tagged ‘children’

Dental care gap for children in Medi-Cal families

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

A recent California audit found that 56 percent of children in the Medi-Cal dental program – 2.86 million – did not receive dental care through the program in the 2012-13 federal fiscal year, and last week’s state budget failed to address the issue, California Healthline reports.

In comparison, Ohio had the lowest rate of … [ Read full post ]

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Insurance doesn’t guarantee child mental health care

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Problems navigating the health care system, stigma about treatment and language difficulties are among the barriers keeping young, insured children in California with mental health care needs from getting treatment, D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto said in a KPCC interview about a new Center study. The story was also appeared in California Healthline.

The study, which … [ Read full post ]

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Helping children of color find opportunities for success

Friday, April 4th, 2014

From an early age, California’s children of color­ often lack the support network they need to become successful, according to a story about a study of children’s opportunities in life. “A multicultural state needs multicultural solutions,” said Nadereh Pourat, director of research at the Center, in an interview with KQED. Read the story[ Read full post ]

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Study: Children less likely to play outside with their parents

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Many parents are not taking their kids outside to play everyday, according to a recent study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Parents with children ages 3-5 answered one question as part of the much larger Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort: “In the past month, how often did you take … [ Read full post ]

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LA Times: Imperial county leads state in treatement of children with asthma

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The rate for asthma-related emergency room visits among children in Imperial County is three times higher than the California state average, according to data reported in a recent LA Times article. State healthcare programs pay for many of the costs of child and adult asthma-related ER visits and hospitalizations, which cost taxpayers more than … [ 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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