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March 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017

Features

FSPH's Dr. Gerald Kominski leading expert to comment on GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act -- Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in the following news media outlets:

  • Mar. 14 in a The Sacramento Bee article about the effect of ACA repeal on California's freelance economy;
  • Mar. 14 in a MedPage Today story and in a CBS-TV Los Angeles broadcast about the Congressional Budget Office's estimate of the potential effects of the proposed American Health Care Act;
  • Mar. 13 in a Escondido Grapevine town hall meeting notes with annotation including commentary on the proposed American Health Care Act's effect on California Medicaid; and
  • Mar. 13 in a HealthLeaders Media article about how the GOP health care replacement bill will not reduce premiums or cut spending on healthcare.

Study by FSPH Epidemiology chair Dr. Karin Michels receives wide coverage for pointing to link between inflammatory diet in adolescence and later breast cancer -- In ongoing coverage, a study conducted by Dr. Karin Michels, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, revealing a connection between consuming junk food and sugary drinks during adolescence and developing breast cancer later in life, was featured in news media coverage, including Mar. 11 by Financial Tribune.

Medical communication barrier for Latinos who speak only Spanish -- In continuing coverage, research that used data from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was featured Mar. 12 by Corvallis Gazette-Times and Mar. 10 in the Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald. The article was originally published Feb. 27 by California Healthline.

Quotables

Dr. Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence and research director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented Mar. 16 in a Vox article about the Trump administration’s “three-pronged” approach to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act; and Mar. 14 in a SELF Magazine article about removal of the individual mandate under the proposed American Health Care Act and the consequences of young people going without insurance.

Dr. John Froines, FSPH Professor Emeritus, was quoted March. 13 by California Healthline in an article about proposed legislation to change the California Health and Safety Code to require lead testing for all children ages 6 months to 6 years. The article was republished Mar. 14 by KRMG and Mar. 15 by India West.

Dr. André Nel, UCLA Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics with a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences; Chief, Division of NanoMedicine; and Director of UC Center for Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology, commented Mar. 13 in an 89.3 KPCC (NPR) article about the possibility of elevated pollen levels as a result of climate change.

Dr. Richard Jackson, professor of environmental health sciences, commented Mar. 11 in a KHON 2 article about a Hawaii State Department of Health symposium about children's environmental health risks, such as childhood obesity and lead exposure.

Dr. Steven P. Wallace, professor and chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented March 10 in a Los Angeles Times story about community clinics awaiting word of funding cuts under the GOP's proposed American Health Care Act, as the clinics anticipate employee layoffs, fewer services and longer wait times for patients.

Commentary from Dr. Jody Heymann, dean of the and founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, was included in a Mar. 9 article published by McClatchy addressing the passage of a bill in India that increased the length of paid maternity leave from 12 weeks, to 26 weeks. The coverage was republished Mar. 10 by The Miami Herald, The News & Observer, The Modesto Bee Online, The Kansas City Star Online, The Fort Worth-Star Telegram, Centre Daily Times, Tribune Online, The Sun Herald, The Charlotte Observer, The Tri-City Herald, The Olympian, The Lexington Herald-Leader, The Fresno Bee, The Island Packet, The Bradenton Herald, The Merced Sun Star; and Mar. 9 by The Wichita Eagle, Myrtle Beach Online, Idaho Statesman, The State, The News Tribune, The Sacramento Bee, The Bellingham Herald, The Belleville News-Democrat, The Herald Online, The Telegraph. The commentary was previously published Oct. 6, 2016 by NPR.

Briefs

Research conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research was cited March 16 in aLos Angeles Sentinel story about one of its projects, the UCLA-S.A.F.E. Smokefree Apartments Los Angeles, which aims to reduce the amount of secondhand smoke in Los Angeles apartment buildings.

Data from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was cited March 9 in a Tincture article profiling three Americans who received health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

An op-ed (Sacramento Bee, Mar. 9) written by Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was cited Mar. 11 in a San Luis Obispo Tribune article about how the potential effect of the proposed American Health Care Act on the mentally ill.

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