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September 15, 2018 to September 21, 2018

FEATURES

Medi-Cal costs may increase 
KNCO radio
ran an interview with Shana Alex Charles, a faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the Fielding School, in which she discusses a new report from the Center. According to the report, California counties may need to cover more Medi-Cal costs if a federal funding cap is passed.

Serving up healthy dishes in South LA
William McCarthy
, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and Viveca Finley, a member of the health ministry at the Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church in South Los Angeles, co-authored an article for the Los Angeles Sentinel in which they described a 2-week program led by Finley and supported by McCarthy in which Church congregants learned how to make recipes that can help decrease their colon cancer risk.  

UCLA Fielding professor made history
Cosmos magazine
published an article about Elizabeth Stern, who taught at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in the 1960s. Stern conducted groundbreaking research into the connection between cervical cell changes and cervical cancer.

Immigrants less likely to use healthcare services
The Sacramento Bee
featured a study based on data from the California Health Interview Survey, conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the Fielding School, that found that undocumented immigrants are less likely to report having chronic illnesses and to access health services than white residents in the state. Study co-authors include Dylan Roby, Nadereh Pourat, Arturo Vargas Bustamante and Steven P. Wallace.

QUOTABLES

Dana Hunnes, adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a senior dietitian at UCLA Health, was quoted in a Gizmodo article about whether breakfast cereal is healthy.

Michael Jerrett, professor and chair of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in an LA Times article about LA County's long spell of poor air quality days this summer.

Jeffrey D. Klausner, adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was quoted in South Florida Gay News in an article about an increase in STD rates.

Nadereh Pourat, professor-in-residence of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy at the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted by Wisconsin Public Radio in a story about a Wisconsin state bill backed by Gov. Scott Walker that he says would be equivalent to the ACA, which Walker is trying to help overturn.

Steven P. Wallace, professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the Fielding School, was quoted in a Reuters article about a new study reporting that immigrants use fewer healthcare services than people born in the U.S.

BRIEFS

A Business Insider article cited data from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health showing that the U.S. is one of only a handful of countries that doesn’t have a federal policy mandating paid annual vacation for workers.

An opinion piece published in the Times Standard, a daily newspaper based in Eureka, California, cited data from the California Health Interview Survey, administered by the Center for Health Policy at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. According to the survey, between 2001 and 2014, the number of low-income seniors in California who report food insecurity nearly doubled.

 

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