Posts Tagged ‘Data’

PBS screenings: Data and Long Beach’s Cambodia Town

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

A new segment in the PBS series “America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa” titled Pass or Fail in Cambodia Town will be previewed at The California Endowment Center in Los Angeles tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Associate Center Director Ninez Ponce will be part of the panel discussion on how under-represented communities such as Cambodian … [ 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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Majority of state’s Medi-Cal caregivers live in poverty or near-poverty — new data

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

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.

Researchers used data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, … [ Read full post ]

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Two new fact sheets on American Indian health

Friday, April 6th, 2012

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 ]

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Air pollution linked to 1 million preventable deaths – WHO report

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

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 ]

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Conducting surveys with limited resources

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
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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 ]

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