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September 22, 2012 to September 28, 2012


Cost of Care: UCLA Health System was prominently featured Sept. 25th in "Money and Medicine," a PBS documentary examining cost issues in America's health care system. Dr. Mark Litwin, professor of health policy and management at the Fielding School of Public Health and chair of urology, was interviewed. The documentary was highlighted Sept. 25th by Bloomberg, Sept. 24th by PBS's NewsHour and Sept. 23rd by the Salt Lake Tribune. The Huffington Post also ran a Sept. 20 op-ed on health care costs co-written by Dr. Litwin.


Medical Boondoggles; Life Post-'Office'; Holmes's NYC: TV

A PBS Documentary Asks Why is U.S. Health Care So Expensive?

PBS documentary on healthcare focuses on Intermountain Healthcare

The Budget Debate We Should Engage


Better Health through Urban Design: Dr. Richard Jackson, chair of environmental health sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed Sept. 23rd on Public Radio International's "Living on Earth" about his research examining the links between public health and the design of cities.

Living on Earth



Dr. Neal Halfon, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities at the Fielding School of Public Health, and professor of pediatrics, was quoted Sept. 26th in a Huffington Post article about signs of mental illness in children.

Is Mental Illness a Bigger Threat to Kids than Physical Illness?


Dr. Linda Rosenstock, professor of health policy management and dean emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in the Sept. 15th Lancet about new preventive care services for women covered under the Affordable Care Act. She chaired an Institute of Medicine Panel that recommended the services, which are covered under insurance without copayment.

Women set to benefit as US health reform rolls out