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FSPH In The News - for the week of April 5, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
April 5, 2019 to April 12, 2019

FEATURES

Do plants purify air?
A Los Angeles Magazine article about ways to improve indoor air quality featured Yifang Zhu, PhD, a professor of environmental health sciences and associate dean for academic programs at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
   
Racism’s effects on health
Your Health radio featured Chandra Ford, PhD, an associate professor of community health sciences and director of the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, who discussed her work on the effects of racism on health.

QUOTABLE

Shana Alex Charles, PhD, a faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at the Fielding School, commented in a KQED report about how UC Berkeley’s insurance plan change will affect mental health care for students.
 
Gerald Kominski, PhD, a professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and senior fellow at the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, commented in a KNX-AM report on presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ proposed Medicare-for-all plan.
KNX: https://bit.ly/2GhFG9S
  
William McCarthy, PhD, an adjunct professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, commented in a KPCC-FM report about California joining a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump administration over school meals.
KPCC: https://bit.ly/2KuK35D

BRIEFS

Los Angeles Times, in an article about how corporate America wants to hire transgender workers, cited research from the California Health Interview Survey, administered by the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, finding that there are an estimated 80,000 transgender Californians in the workforce.
 
A CBS Sacramento report about the pulling of a proposed California state bill banning Big Gulp sodas cited 2016 research from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finding that more than 2.5 million adults in California have been diagnosed with diabetes.
 
Noozhawk, in a story about a Santa Barbara Integrated Care Clinic that is offering free psychiatric services, cited research from the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finding about the large number of Americans who have experienced a diagnosable mental disorder also are more likely to develop chronic conditions and dementia as they age. The Santa Barbara Independent ran the article.

CNBC.com cited data on time-off policies from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center in a story about a law in Bahrain stating that workers can take up to 49 days off per year without losing any of their salary.

The U.K.’s Metro mentioned Neal Baer, adjunct professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and co-founder of the Fielding School’s Global Media Center for Social Impact, in a story about actor Keifer Sutherland’s country music performance in Glasgow, Scotland.