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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Learn how to use AskCHIS, the easy-to-use, free, online Web tool that enables you to search for health statistics using data from the California Health Interview Survey on your county, region or statewide. Join staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program for a no-cost, two hour online workshop, … [ Read full post ]
Nearly 2 million adults in California, about 8 percent of the population, need mental health treatment, but the majority receive no services or inadequate services, despite a state law mandating that health insurance providers include mental health treatment in their coverage options, according to a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.… [ Read full post ]
First 5 LA will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon for organizations interested in applying for its Policy Advocacy Fund, which awards grants of up to $500,000 (for a period of up to 5 years) to organizations pursuing advocacy goals in support of children’s health.
Preference will … [ Read full post ]
Victims who suffer violence at the hands of a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, or other intimate partner aren’t only brutalized physically; they also suffer disproportionately higher rates of mental health distress, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a conference call this Wednesday, May 25, for organizations interested in applying for “Community Transformation Grants” — over $100 million dollars in funding available to community groups who use data and other evidence in work aimed at reducing chronic diseases and health disparities. Specifically, the … [ Read full post ]