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 FSPH In The News

FSPH In The News - for the week of July 28, 2017 - 12:00am

Week of: 
July 28, 2017 to August 3, 2017

Features

AJMC features FSPH's Ninez Ponce in video interview -- American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) on Aug. 3 featured a video interview with Dr. Ninez Ponce, FSPH professor of health policy and management and principal investigator of the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by FSPH's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, about access to high-quality health care in California.

Is your family breathing in a neighbor’s tobacco smoke? -- Salud Today on Aug. 2 featured research findings from Smokefree Apartments LA, a project of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, in an article about smoke-free housing in Los Angeles.

UCLA research links parent age to cancer risk in their children -- CURE Magazine on July 31 and DailyMail on Aug. 2 featured a study conducted by UCLA and the University of Denmark suggesting a link between age of parents and an increased risk of their children developing pediatric cancer. The article quoted Dr. Julia Heck, associate professor of epidemiology.

"Skinny" Senate health bill, ACA and universal health care options -- CNN on July 28 interviewed Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, about the potential effects of the "skinny" Senate healthcare bill, voted down shortly after the interview, the Affordable Care Act and universal health care.

Quotables

Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in the following news media outlets:

  • An Aug. 1 Los Angeles Times article about Covered California's rates for 2018 increasing 12.5% and Blue Cross dropping plans in certain regions of the California due to uncertainty about continuation of the ACA 
  • An Aug. 1 Politifact article about Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s statement that San Francisco was the only U.S. city with universal healthcare that did not require a general tax increase
  • A July 27 ATTN: article about Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) adding a single-payer amendment to the Senate healthcare bill as a political statement.

Briefs

The Santa Monica Lookout on July 27 noted that new housing subsidies for low-income elders approved as a pilot project by the City of Santa Monica are based on the Elder Economic Security Index, developed by Insight Center for Community Economic Development and the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.