Posts Tagged ‘health disparities’

Today! Seminar on the ‘Hidden Poor’

Friday, February 26th, 2016

”Health and Well-Being of the Hidden Poor: How the Federal Poverty Level Overlooks Economically Insecure Older Californians” 

How can California policymakers accurately assess economic need, especially for vulnerable seniors? In today’s seminar, part of the Center’s ongoing Health Policy Seminar Series, Associate Center Director Steven P. Wallace will share the latest findings from the … [ Read full post ]

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Center’s Ninez Ponce named NQF committee co-chair

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Ninez Ponce, a Center associate director, was named co-chair of a new National Quality Forum (NQF) standing committee that will focus on eliminating disparities through quality measurement.

The NQF is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to promote and ensure patient protections and healthcare quality through measurement and public reporting.

Read the NQF … [ Read full post ]

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Seminar today: Promoting Preventive Health Care in the Community

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Clinical preventive services, such as routine disease screening and scheduled immunizations, are essential to reducing death and disability, especially among the elderly. Yet, despite the fact that these services are covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal, and many private insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, many Californians go without preventive health care that could detect illness

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Updated! Income inequality and access to genomic testing

Monday, April 6th, 2015

At an April 7 forum in Washington D.C. organized by the journal Health Affairs, Associate Center Director Ninez Ponce will describe how socio-economic forces are restricting access to a cutting-edge genomic test for breast cancer patients, potentially increasing the disparity in health outcomes between the wealthy and the poor.

Ponce’s discussion will be based

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Today: Pourat discusses disparities in health care access

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

NADY_GHAW2015Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, will discuss “The Health Care System’s Contribution to Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Care Access” from noon to 1 p.m. today in CHS 13-105. The event is part of UCLA Global Health Awareness Week 2015.

RSVP here.

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Can increasing the minimum wage improve health?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Raising the state minimum wage is “an ideal opportunity” to see how health can be improved through social and economic policy, said Center Director Gerald Kominski ​in a California Healthline report, which discussed the recent attempt to boost minimum wage to $13 by 2017.

The hourly minimum wage in California increased by $1 on … [ Read full post ]

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