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April 27, 2013 to May 10, 2013

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MEDI-CAL: A May 5th Sacramento Bee article about the expansion of Medicaid in California cited data from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, showing that between 750,000 and 910,000 California adults under 65 are expected to enroll by 2019.

Brown, Democrats wrangle over Medicaid expansion

 

UCLA BLUM CENTER: EFE News May 2nd spotlighted the new UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, which takes an interdisciplinary approach in the U.S. and across borders to reduce poverty and improve health in the region. The Center hosted a daylong symposium May 1st exploring the topics. David Hayes-Bautista, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, professor of medicine, and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, was quoted. The EFE article ran May 3rd in Hola Cuidad! English-language translations ran May 2nd in Hispanically Speaking News and May 3rd in the Latin American Herald Tribune, and Fox News Latino.

UCLA crea un centro para estudiar la salud y la pobreza en Latinoamérica

UCLA Establishes Center to Study Health, Poverty in Latin America

UCLA Creates Center to Study Health and Poverty in Latin America

 

PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE: California Healthline reported April 24th and May 2nd on a recent paper by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health that highlighted a shortage of pediatric subspecialists in California. The study’s lead author, Daphna Gans, a research scientist at the center, was interviewed.

Study Finds Challenges To Obtaining Specialized Pediatric Care in Calif.

Reform May Improve Access to Pediatric Specialties

 

CHILDHOOD OBESITY: The Huffington Post May 1st cited a study led by Frederick J. Zimmerman, chair and professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, on the association between television viewing and childhood obesity.

Cook With Your Kids: A Coda to Michael Pollan's New Book, Cooked

 

CHILDREN’S HEALTH: A May 1st Imperial Valley Press article about the Cooking the Alphabet interactive workshop cited findings from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), a comprehensive study of the health and well-being of the state's residents conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, showing that 31 percent of adults and 16 percent of children in Imperial County struggle with obesity.

Workshop presents healthy food in a fun new way

 

HEALTH COVERAGE: Kaiser Health News reported April 30th on a proposal to protect smokers from an extra surcharge (50%) under the Affordable Care Act. Dylan Roby, assistant professor of health policy and management, and director of the health economics and evaluation research program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted.

California Moves To Protect Smokers From Higher Obamacare Insurance Costs

 

NUTRITION: William McCarthy, adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and of psychology, was interviewed April 29th on KPCC-89.3 FM’s “AirTalk” about the possibility of the Los Angeles Unified School District eliminating a classroom breakfast program.

LAUSD could eliminate classroom breakfast program

 

SPOTLIGHT: Phys.org reported April 29th that Thomas J. Coates, professor in residence of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, professor of global AIDS research at the David Geffen School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases, director of the UCLA Center for World Health and a member of the UCLA AIDS Institute, was presented with the 2013 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award for his pioneering research on HIV-related volunteer testing and counseling.

Thomas J. Coates receives 2013 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award

 

CANCER SURVIVORS: An article in Germany’s ÄrzteZeitung April 29th about CHD risk factors for cancer survivors cited findings from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), a comprehensive study of the health and well-being of the state's residents conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health.

Krebsüberlebende näher am Herzinfarkt

 

SENIOR HEALTH: An April 27th Marin Independent Journal article about high housing costs for seniors cited data from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, showing that the cost of living for a single Marin senior living in rental housing is more than twice the median annual Social Security payment.

Marin seniors explore new approaches to cope with high housing costs and remain in their homes

 

LEARNING FROM PAST SOCIETIES: Japan’s Kyodo News reported April 26th on "The World Until Yesterday," a new book by Jared Diamond, professor of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, professor of geography and of physiology, and Pulitzer Prize–winning author, that explores what traditional societies can teach modern industrialized civilization in the way of health habits, social interaction and politics.

FEATURE: Modern world has much to learn from traditional societies: scientist

 

CHILDHOOD OBESITY: The East Oregonian reported April 24th on a study led by 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, that found that obese children are at far greater risk for a variety of other immediate health problems than was previously thought.

Beating Obesity

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Dr. Jonathan Fielding, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, professor of pediatrics and director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, was featured in April 17th Los Angeles Times and April 21st Chicago Pride articles about recent cases of contagious, bacterial meningitis that killed two men. Los Angeles County is offering free meningitis vaccinations to low-income and uninsured residents.

L.A. County to offer free meningitis vaccine to low-income residents

LA County to Offer Free Meningitis Vaccines

 

Briefs

A May 5th Fresno Bee article cited a study by researchers from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health estimating the number of state residents who will enroll in Medi-Cal when the program is expanded.

Brown, Democrats wrangle over Medicaid expansion

 

Obituary

Antronette Yancey, 55, Professor, Physician, Public Health Pioneer

Dr. Antronette Yancey, a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, co-director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and a longtime public health advocate, died April 23rd. On May 7th, members of the UCLA community joined more than 100 organizations nationwide for an Instant Recess break in her honor. Coverage of her life and the event included The Higher Education May 9th, The Los Angeles Times and UCLA Newsroom May 7th, and UPI and KPCC 89.3 FM's "Off-Ramp" April 26th.

Antronette Yancey, 1957-2013

'Instant Recess' break to honor deceased public health leader

'Instant recess' at UCLA honors legacy of Antronette (Toni) Yancey

RIP Antronette Yancey, public health advocate, author, poet, model

Exercise advocate Antronette K. Yancey dies at 55

 

Quotables

Gerald Kominski, professor of health policy and management and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily News article May 9th about efforts to provide consumers with greater transparency in healthcare costs.

How much does that hospital procedure cost? Depends on where you go

 

David Hayes-Bautista, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, professor of medicine, and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, was quoted in an International Business Times article May 5th and a Tennessean article May 2nd about Cinco de Mayo. Hayes-Bautista was also quoted April 25th in an ABC News.com article about the growing number of U.S.-born Latino children in foster care.

What Is Cinco De Mayo? It's NOT Mexican Independence Day, But The Celebration Of A Historic Battle

Americanized Cinco de Mayo celebration brings out revelers

U.S.-Born Latinos More Likely To Be in Foster Care

 

Dr. David Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition in the Fielding School of Public Health, commented April 30th in an NBCNews.com article on a Centers for Disease Control report showing that both American adults and children are eating too much sugar.

Sneaky sugar: We're eating too much, and we don't even know it

 

Nadereh Pourat, director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research in the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in an Orange County Register article April 18th about the affordability of dental coverage for low-income patients.

Money and care issues on dentists' minds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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