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FSPH In The News - for the week of March 3, 2017 - 12:00am

Week of: 
March 3, 2017 to March 9, 2017

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Gerald Kominski authors op-ed response to ACA repeal: "Will anyone be better off with Trumpcare?" -- Dr. Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, authored an op-ed published Mar. 9 by The Sacramento Bee analyzing the GOP’s American Health Care Act, which has been proposed as a replacement to the Affordable Care Act.

FSPH's Dana Hunnes authors Huffington Post op-ed addressing environmental concerns -- Dr. Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences and senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, authored an op-ed published Mar. 7 by The Huffington Post about role of agriculture and land use in environmental conservation and climate change discourse.

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 May. 7 by Crosswalk.com; Mar. 6 by Yahoo! News (Singapore) and Oncology Nursing News; Mar. 3 by Counsel & Heal, Cherry Hill Courier-Post; and Mar. 2 by U.S. News & World Report, WebMD, Arizona Daily Star, HealthNewsline, The Daily Mail, Oncology Times and The News Independent.

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 March 3 in Spanish-language Radio Bilingüe and March 4 in the Los Angeles Daily News, Whittier Daily News, San Bernardino Sun, Long Beach Press Telegram, Pasadena Star-News, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Daily Breeze, and MyInforms. The article was originally published Feb. 27 by California Healthline.

Quotables

Dr. Shana Alex Charles, faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented March 7 in an Orange County Register article about the proposed GOP health plan's possible effects on the poor and the elderly.

Dr. Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence and research director at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented March 7 in the Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, Opposing Views and KNCO in coverage about the GOP’s proposed health plan that would 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 several news media outlets, including the following:

  • March 8 in a Route Fifty article about how the GOP health care replacement plan would drastically change the way Medicaid is funded in the future;
  • March 8 in a Sacramento Bee article highlighting important points to know about the GOP's proposed replacement health plan;
  • March 7 in a Sacramento Bee editorial about the GOP replacement plan’s potential removal of 1 to 3 million newly insured Californians from health coverage; and
  • Mar. 3 in a Los Angeles Times article about the possibility of a California-based single-payer healthcare system.

Dr. Susan Cochran, professor of epidemiology, commented March 6 in a Los Angeles Times article about changes to the diversity of University of California's student population.

Dr. Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences and senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, commented Mar. 4 in a Consumer Reports article about the health benefits of white-colored vegetables such as potatoes or corn compared to more colorful varieties.

Briefs

Research conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Education and Research, was cited March 6 in a Health Leaders Media story about a lawsuit filed by Santa Clara County to stop the defunding of "sanctuary cities" and a motion filed by LA County supervisors to study alternate funding to continue health care services under possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Research conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research was cited March 3 by New America Media and MyInforms in coverage about the safety net that providers offer to California's immigrant Medi-Cal recipients, some who fear deportation, as an incentive to continue participation in their health care program.