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Taking an upstream approach to health
Dr. Jonathan Fielding co-authored an opinion piece published in The Hill in support of a new bill that would make grants available to states and communities to help people with housing, employment, and other non-medical factors that affect their health. Dr. Fielding is a distinguished professor of health policy and management and pediatrics at UCLA. Kaiser Health News included the piece in its Morning Briefing.
Gay fathers get less paid parental leave
The Thomson Reuters Foundation covered a new study from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health reporting that in many countries, gay couples receive less paid parental leave than other couples. Lead author Elizabeth Wong, policy analyst at the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, and Dr. Jody Heymann, founding director of WORLD, are quoted. The study was also covered by Reuters, Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, Out, iNews, Herald Publicist, Yahoo News, The Swaddle, and more.
Latinos lack health insurance
MynewsLA and KCRW covered a new report from researchers at the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research showing that Latinos in California are less likely than other racial and ethnic groups in the state to have health coverage.
Old antibiotic may prevent chlamydia, syphilis
MedPage Today covered a new study led by Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, adjunct professor of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and professor of medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, reporting that Doxycycline may be effective as a prophylaxis against syphilis and chlamydia.
Dr. Michael Ong, professor-in-residence of health policy and management and medicine at UCLA, was quoted in a Parade magazine article about a possible vaping-related lung disease. He was also quoted in a Bridge article about Michigan's flavored e-cigarette ban.
Steven Wallace, professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and associate director of the Fielding School’s Center for Health Policy Research, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the rising number of seniors in California who are in danger of becoming in homeless. Several outlets syndicated the article, including the Miami Herald, MSN.com and The Sacramento Bee.
An article in The Star News cited data from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on the impact of public charge on low-income and underserved communities.