Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Grant to study mental health services for seniors

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

janet_frank_150Center Faculty Associate Janet C. Frank was awarded a $400,000 grant by the state Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) to assess progress made statewide in setting up a system of care for older adults with serious mental illness since the passage of California’s Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) in 2004. Frank … [ Read full post ]

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Nearly 1.3 million California women report having serious mental stress

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Nearly 1.3 million women in California – 9 percent of the state’s adult females– experience serious psychological distress (SPD) in a given year, according to a new Public Health Institute policy brief that uses data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

The study’s authors, including Center Faculty Associate Roberta Wyn, found that half … [ Read full post ]

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Unmarried or unpartnered older women and mental stress

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxCalifornia women age 65 and older who are unmarried or lack a partner are 40 percent more likely than older women who are partnered to have mild to severe psychological distress, according to California Health Interview Survey data cited in a California Research Bureau study.

About 15 percent of the unpartnered older women who … [ 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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Mental health and substance abuse services under the ACA

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Dylan Roby, director of the Center’s Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program, will be part of an LA Community Health Project panel Monday, April 21, and discuss expanded benefits and access to mental health and substance use disorder services under the Affordable Care Act.

The discussion is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

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LGBT seniors and social isolation

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxLGBT seniors often feel they don’t fit in with a youth-focused LGBT community and can become socially isolated as a result, according to an article in Edge. The story cites a UCLA Center for Health Policy report based on California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data that say that half of gay and bisexual men in … [ Read full post ]

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