Posts Tagged ‘UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’

Oct. 28 Health Policy seminar: “Narrow Networks: Do We Know When Networks Have Become Too Narrow?”

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created a greater degree of standardization of health insurance plans than has ever existed in the individual (non-group) health insurance market. All policies are required to have Essential Health Benefits, as well as four metal tiers based on plan actuarial values and standard limits on maximum annual out-of-pocket spending. … [ Read full post ]

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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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Center receives $3 million grant to fight secondhand smoke

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has been awarded a $3 million federal grant to combat the effects of smoking and secondhand smoke among two highly-affected groups: low-income Latino and African-American families living in Los Angeles, Calif. The three-year, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) award is part of a U.S. Department … [ Read full post ]

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Nearly 10% of LA schools sit next to a freeway

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Working, living or going to school next to traffic-clogged freeways increases the risk of asthma so why are Los Angeles schools still being built next to major thoroughfares?

During a recent UCLA Center for Health Policy Research conference on air pollution, participants learned that although a state law prohibits schools being built within 500 feet … [ Read full post ]

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UCLA’s ALERT project informs residents on harmful air pollution

Monday, May 7th, 2012

A UCLA Center for Health Policy Research project that educates residents about air pollution and its impact on their neighborhood’s health is featured in UCLA Today, the university’s faculty and staff newspaper.

The ALERT (Assessment of Local Environmental Risk Training) project is part of the Center’s Health DATA Program and targets two neighborhoods that bear … [ Read full post ]

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Majority of state’s Medi-Cal caregivers live in poverty or near-poverty — new data

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The demand for caregivers is growing rapidly as California’s population ages, but the majority of state’s Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty or near-poverty wages and have poor access to health care and food, a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds.

Researchers used data from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, … [ Read full post ]

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