A UCLA health policy brief recommends the expansion of Proposition 63 programs and services to address the unmet needs.
Homeless people are more likely to be put on ventilators for respiratory infections than non-homeless
Research brief: The study used data on 20,000 people hospitalized for influenza in New York.
A UCLA-led research team analyzed data from Los Angeles and Indianapolis since the stay-at-home restrictions began.
The pandemic has highlighted our existing health disparities. Good data can prevent them from widening, says UCLA’s Ninez Ponce.
Families continue to demand aggressive medical treatment for loved ones, even when they know it isn't likely to help.
Research brief: A UCLA study also suggests that more work remains to be done to protect U.S. families from high medical costs.
Census undercount of Latinos could cost L.A. dearly in funds for critical health and social services
If 10% of the Latino population were not included, Los Angeles County could lose out on over a half billion dollars.
Research brief: There were no differences in outcomes for common surgical procedures between surgeons trained at foreign medical schools or the United States.
The results also show key findings in non-cigarette tobacco use, mental health and well-being.
The lack of coordination among doctors, social workers and other health providers has been one of the health system’s longstanding challenges.
Researchers developed a simulation model, which allows users to predict the care setting individuals will select, based on their characteristics.
Research brief: The findings suggest a need to change how records are kept because electronic medical records are used to inform decisions about patient care and to generate bills.
A UCLA study found that 13.7% of Latinos in California remain uninsured. Latinos also have the lowest job-based coverage rates out of all racial and ethnic groups.
A UCLA study found that many countries have taken important steps to align national laws with a 2006 treaty, but others have not gone far enough.
Eliminating routine but low-value preoperative tests for cataract surgery patients associated with cost savings
UCLA researchers compared testing and costs for patients undergoing cataract surgery at two Los Angeles hospitals.
The paper, which was presented to state lawmakers, will guide the conversation about expanding coverage as the state takes steps to revamp the system.
California teens who volunteer and engage in civic life are healthier, aim higher in education, study finds
Researchers discover a significant gap by race and income between those who are interested in and those who participate in civic activity.
A report by UCLA, UC Berkeley and California Food Policy Advocates found that the state could lose up to $1.67 billion in federal benefits.
The United States should provide resources for the mitigation of a possible opioid epidemic in the same way the country provides resources for the ‘war on drugs’ in Mexico, researchers recommend.
A report by UCLA and UC Berkeley experts suggests policies that could help California protect the progress the state made under the Affordable Care Act in expanding health coverage.
Research in a related report, however, found that a greater percentage of California adults are walking regularly: 4 in 5 adults regularly walk for transportation, for leisure or both.
Dr. Michael Rodriguez is founding chair of the group that focuses its energies on research, policy and advocacy work, sharing knowledge and promoting policies that encourage political, economic and social equality.
Plans to change federal Medi-Cal funding could force some California counties to slash health coverage
Counties such as San Bernardino, Riverside and Fresno could see public health care take a bigger bite of their budgets, the study reports.
Requiring insurers to cover retail pharmacy vaccinations for adult Californians could save lives, study finds
Confusion about insurance coverage, limited access to doctors and lack of consumer awareness about vaccines are among the barriers to immunization.
They can be forced to move far from their social and medical networks to find rentals they can afford; they may end up in substandard housing; or — at worst — homeless, the paper’s authors say.