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FSPH In The News - for the week of May 24, 2019 - 12:00am

Week of: 
May 24, 2019 to May 31, 2019


We now have results for key laws advocates promised would 'protect' teenagers. They don't.
A CALmatters article about the failure of laws to reduce teen smoking and vaping featured California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data that teenagers’ tobacco use increased in 2017 – notable because 2017 was the first year that legislation raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products (from 18 to 21) went into effect. CHIS is part of the Fielding School of Public Health’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.    

‘Designated Survivor’ Tackles Hot-Button Issues in Move to Netflix
Jewish Journal featured an interview with Neal Baer, MD, adjunct professor of community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and new show runner for ‘Designated Survivor,’ about the show tackling public health issues in its story lines under Baer’s direction.


Jonathan Fielding, MD, distinguished professor of health policy management at the Fielding School of Public Health, was quoted in an LA Times/laist article about typhoid fever called, Typhoid Fever In The LAPD: What You Need to Know.

Kathryn Kietzman, PhD, research scientist with the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research stated that there will be more people age 65 and older than children younger than 15  by 2032, in an article published by the Chico News & Review about caring for the elderly in California.


Uninsured Small Businesses Hope For Affordable Health Care Under California Governor
Capital Public Radio, the Orange County Register, California Healthline, the Daily Breeze and the Desert Sun reported on the 2.84 million Californians who remained uninsured in 2017 and included data from the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research stating that 444,000, or 16%, were self-employed.