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Study spotlights gaps in access to health care among state’s LGBT community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults in California face significant barriers in accessing health care, despite having similar or better rates of health-insurance coverage than heterosexual or cisgender adults, a new UCLA report shows.

These barriers include a lack of timely access to needed care, not having a usual source of care, having trouble finding providers and experiencing unfair treatment, according to researchers from UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research and the Williams Institute in the UCLA School of Law.

California Health Interview Survey releases local-level health data

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has updated its health data query tool, AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition™ (NE), with new topics and 2020 small area estimates that provide specific health and demographic data on Californians at progressively finer levels of magnification: legislative district, county, city, ZIP code, and c

UCLA Health Equity Challenge awards $100,000 in funding to student projects aimed at eliminating health inequities in Los Angeles

After 10 weeks of working with mentors and community partners to turn their health equity ideas into full project proposals, two UCLA students were named the winners of the Health Equity Challenge, a competition presented by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and The MolinaCares Accord.
 

Dr. Jessica Gipson named director of UCLA Fielding Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health

Dr. Jessica Gipson, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, has been appointed director of the Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health (Bixby Center) and the Fred H.

"How one Los Angeles neighborhood is guarding against deadly heat"

As temperatures hit triple digits on a blue-sky July day in the Los Angeles community of Pacoima, families escape the heat at a local park. Many of the surrounding homes lack air conditioning, and the neighborhood’s sparse stands of towering palm trees provide scant shelter from the sun. The streets are scorching, with the asphalt radiating 127° Fahrenheit of heat at noon, according to a temperature reading. An hour later, it rises to 141.8°.

"Most of U.S. population now in areas with high levels of COVID-19 subvariant BA.5"

More than half the U.S. population lives in counties where Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are high enough that people should wear masks in indoor public settings, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

The CDC’s latest assessment represents a significant jump from the week before, reflecting the added pressure that the easily spread Omicron BA.5 subvariant is putting on the U.S. since it became the dominant COVID-19 strain. Over a third of U.S. counties now fall into the CDC’s “high” category, up from one in five counties a week earlier.

UCLA researcher’s team finds COVID-19 tied to wildlife sales at Chinese market

An international team of researchers has confirmed that live animals sold at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market were the likely source of the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed 6.4 million lives since it began nearly three years ago.

UCLA teams up with LADWP for equitable solutions to reach 100% renewable energy

More than 20 UCLA faculty and researchers have entered into a $2.6 million agreement to conduct research for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to help the city achieve its goal of producing all of its energy from carbon-free and renewable energy sources by 2035 and doing so in ways that benefit all Angelenos equitably.

Historically, some areas, particularly communities of color and under-resourced neighborhoods, have been ignored by progress or have had to bear the brunt of past sustainability measures’ shortcomings.

"The Nonstop Scam Economy is Costing us More Than Just Money"

Pamela McCarroll doesn’t have the luxury of ignoring phone calls from unknown numbers.

The 30-year old is undergoing treatment for long-term colon cancer in Fairfax County, Va., and never knows whether it could be a doctor, a hospital with test results, or someone trying to schedule an appointment.

"China makes tweaks, but tough COVID policy still drags on economy"

 China has been tweaking its stringent COVID curbs but shows no sign of backing off from its "dynamic zero" policy, and has lagged in vaccination efforts that would enable it to do so, casting a heavy shadow over the world's second-largest economy.

The absence of a roadmap out of zero-COVID and expectations that it will persist well into 2023 leaves residents and businesses facing a prolonged period of uncertainty.

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