The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has just released new Health Profiles, one-page, easy-to-read, printable fact sheets on every county in California as well as the state’s regions, certain service planning areas of large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, and more. … [ Read full post ]
Posts Tagged ‘obesity’
While studies show that obese people are two to three times more likely to have asthma that overweight people, the reason is unclear. The National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR) is requesting grant proposals from organizations interested in investigating the linkages betwen asthma and obesity, especially in early life. Proposals are due on September 5, … [ Read full post ]
Approximately 1.3 million teens — more than a third (38 percent) of all adolescents enrolled in California public schools — do not participate in any school-based physical education classes, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Research has shown that a lack of physical activity is associated with … [ Read full post ]
Interested in learning about data resources related to childhood obesity? The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research will host a free webinar on its online Catalogue of Surveillance Systems that allows users to review, sort, and compare more than 75 surveillance systems (including the California Health Interview Survey) that collect data relevant to childhood … [ Read full post ]
NEW LANDSCAPES: Parks, playgrounds, bike paths – not images often associated with South Los Angeles. But a dedicated network of community groups talked about how they aim to change that image – and their community’s health – on a March 12 bus and bike tour of some of the city’s most blighted neighborhoods. The “… [ Read full post ]