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FSPH In The News - for the week of August 16, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
August 16, 2019 to August 23, 2019

Features

'Climate change is an existential threat'
The Hill published an opinion piece by Dr. Jonathan Fielding in which he describes climate change as one of the biggest threats to public health. Dr. Fielding is Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Kaiser Health News included the piece in its Morning Briefing.

Quotables

Dana Hunnes, an adjunct assistant professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was quoted in Life article abotu the differences between naturl sugars and added sugars. 

Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, research professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and faculty associate at the Fielding School's Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in an Oncology Times article on the link between health literacy and cancer communication.

Gerald Kominski, a professor of health care policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and senior fellow at the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the role of California in the health insurance market.

Dr. Carol Mangione, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and chief of general internal medicine at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was quoted in a Good Morning America article about new breast cancer screening recommendations. Dr. Mangione is a member of the United States Preventative Services Task Force, which issued the recommendations.

D. Imelda Padilla-Frausto, research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in a CNN article on fact-checking President's claims about mental institutions in the US. Her comments were also used for another CNN article examining the President's claims about a number of different topics including the environment and economy.

Riti Shimkhada, public administration analyst at the Fielding School's Center for Health Policy Research is quoted in a California Health Report article about clinics’ response to the public charge rule. Data from the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research was also cited on Californians who would disenroll from health and food programs, focusing particularly on children and families.

Yifang Zhu, a professor of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in a Time article about how to reduce air pollution exposure while sitting in traffic.

Briefs

A Los Angeles Times article on California suing the Trump Administration over the public charge immigration rules cites data from the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research on the number of Californians who may disenroll from Medi-Cal and CalFresh.

An opinion piece in SELF cited research on the benefits of paid maternity leave from the WORLD Policy Analysis Institute at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

An article in the Sacramento Bee on California’s legal response to public charge cites data from the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research on the number of people who may dis-enroll from public programs and the effects on the state’s economy. This article was syndicated by The Modesto Bee, The Tribune, The Fresno Bee, Merced Sun-Star, and Yahoo News.

CalMatters and CaliforniaHealthline cited data from the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research about how the Trump administration’s changes to the public charge rule will affect Californians who use Medi-Cal and food stamps.

An article in the San Jose Spotlight on affordable housing for seniors cites data from the Fielding School's Center for Health Policy Research on the rent burden on seniors in California.

WEHOville article about Los Angeles’ CicLAvia public cycling event cited research from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health showing that a previous CicLAvia event helped reduced air pollution in the city.

An article in The Record on the health effects of sugary drinks in San Joaquin County and a group calling for the boycott of a large cola company cites data from the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research on young adults diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes.