Posts Tagged ‘Public Health’

Today: Central American child migrants, public health

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Associate Center Director Ninez Ponce will be part of a Dec. 3 panel discussion about undocumented Central American children migrating to the U.S. and  misconceptions surrounding their arrival, such as that they threaten public health.

Other panelists include moderator  Michael A. Rodriguez, director of the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin … [ Read full post ]

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Will state proposals fix Medi-Cal backlog?

Friday, July 25th, 2014

 State officials say technology fixes and administrative workarounds will slash the backlog of 600,000 Medi-Cal applications in half by the end of August, according to a Kaiser Health News story. But the Center’s Shana Charles said, “I don’t think this is necessarily going to be resolved within six weeks.” 

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Story says diabetes in L.A. reaching “epidemic proportions”

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Diabetes is driving health costs higher in Los Angeles, according to a story in California Healthline. The Center’s Ying-Ying Meng, lead author of a policy brief the story cited, said education about preventing diabetes — such as watching food intake and exercising — is an “uphill battle.”

Meng’s policy brief found that nearly … [ Read full post ]

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Today: 2014 Samuel Tibbitts Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

jean_slutsky_150pxJean R. Slutsky, Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer at Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), will give the 2014 Samuel Tibbitts Distinguished Lecture today at 11 a.m. in the UCLA Neuroscience Research building auditorium.

PCORI is an independent, nonprofit agency that conducts research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients … [ 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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Health care for the undocumented

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Health care reform is “changing the conversation” about health care for the undocumented, opening up the discussion and prompting legislation, said the Center’s Shana Alex Lavarreda in a Zócalo discussion.

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