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April 9, 2015 to April 16, 2015

"Developers walk the walk in promoting healthy communities" -- Dr. Richard Jackson, professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Apr. 9 by the Chicago Tribune about sustainable urban design and the Urban Land Institute’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, which he helped develop.  On Apr. 10, KNPR-FM (Nevada Public Radio) interviewed Dr. Jackson in a live segment entitled "How Healthy Is Your Neighborhood?" about how walk-able neighborhoods and ones with easy access to healthier food options can reduce obesity in communities.

"O.C. doctors hope for passage of bill that would end annual threat of pay cuts by Medicare" -- Dr. Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and professor of Health Policy and Management, was quoted Apr. 10 by the Orange County Register in an article about how Congress may debate a bill that could result in stiff Medicare payment cuts.

"Medicare broadens coverage for HIV/AIDS screenings" -- Dr. Chandra Ford, assistant professor of Community Health Sciences, was quoted by Modern Healthcare Apr. 13 in a story about how Medicare has expanded HIV/AIDS screening coverage for beneficiaries.

"Sacramento to consider healthcare for illegals this week" -- A joint study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor on how deferred action plans could make hundreds of thousands of undocumented Californians potentially eligible for Medi-Cal coverage was cited Apr. 14 by Breitbart.

"Apple Announces ResearchKit Available Today for Developers and Medical Researchers" -- A developer kit for health-related iPhone apps, created in part by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was released to developers and medical researchers, according to a Apr. 14 MacRumors article.

"Op-Ed: Housing Is a Social Justice Issue-- A Community Voices Opinion written by Dr. Fred Zimmerman, professor of Health Policy and Management at the Fielding School of Public Health, for Santa Monica Next on Apr. 14 illustrated how rising housing costs can drastically affect the health of not just the poor, but the middle class and even the upper middle-class.

"Maternity Leave Benefits in US Much Less Than Many Countries" -- Dr. Jody Heymann, dean of the Fielding School of Public Health and founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, was featured in a story on paid parental leave in Voice of America Apr. 16. The article quotes Dr. Heymann and cites WORLD’s research into worldwide gaps in gender rights.

"Ohio last on list of states with policies to support undocumented immigrants, report says" -- A report co-authored by the Fielding School of Public Health’s Dr. Steven Wallace, chair of Community Health Sciences and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and Dr. Michael Rodriguez, director of the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, examined state laws and policies supporting undocumented immigrants. Both were quoted and the findings reported on Apr. 16 by The Columbus DispatchHealthCanal and Fusion; Apr. 17 by the Latin PostvocativInternational Business TimesKitsap SunKQED and the New York Daily News.

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