Center 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 ]
Posts Tagged ‘mental health’
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).
California 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 ]
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 ]
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.
LGBT 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 ]