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.
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The demand for caregivers is growing rapidly as California’s population ages, but the majority of state’s Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty or near-poverty wages and have poor access to health care and food, a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds.
American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) are more likely to experience serious psychological distress compared to whites (12 percent vs. six percent) in California, according to a new UCLA Center for Health Policy Research fact sheet. The new publication is jam-packed with other eye-opening data on such behavioral health topics as suicide and physical … [ Read full post ]
In many cities throughout the globe, air pollution is reaching levels that threaten people’s health according to new data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The information includes data from nearly 1,100 cities in 91 countries.
WHO estimates over 2 million people die every year from breathing in tiny particles present in indoor and … [ Read full post ]
Nearly 4 million adults in California reported being a victim of physical or sexual violence at the hands of a spouse, companion or other intimate partner, according to estimates in a recent study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Yet California’s budget crisis means that programs and services that support victims of violence, … [ Read full post ]
Even small communities can conduct big surveys. In Lafayette, Ind. (population 67,140) a coalition of health care providers, social service agencies, local government and the Tippecanoe County Health Department, drew upon existing resources to conduct a community health survey.
Rather than make up questions on the fly, organizers modeled the survey on questions asked in … [ Read full post ]