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UCLA Fielding School Project Shows Health Effects of Extreme Heat Across California at the Community Level

As California enters the hottest season of the year, residents and policy makers can tell at a glance how extreme heat harms a community’s health, down to the neighborhood level, with a new on-line tool developed by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “With the urgent threat of extreme heat over the […]

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New California Health Interview Survey preliminary estimates show continued fatigue with following safety guidelines plus other impacts

October 14, 2021 – With over 4.8 million cases and over 70,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in California, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) is continuing to track whether residents engaged in risk reduction behaviors such as wearing face coverings or maintaining physical distancing, impacts on personal and financial well-being, and their views […]

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New Edition of Fielding School Scholar’s Landmark Work on U.S. Healthcare Published

A landmark work that details the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. healthcare system, including how it lags behind those of other wealthy countries in measures that include infant mortality, has been published in a revised edition. The second edition of “United States: Health System Review,” co-authored by Thomas Rice, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health […]

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UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Researchers Say Mask Mandates Could add $1 Trillion to the U.S. GDP

Research published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that near-universal adoption of nonmedical masks in public, combined with complementary public health measures, could reduce spread to essentially zero. “This research makes clear that even as vaccines are developed and new variants, like B.1.7.7, are being discovered, the power to protect ourselves […]

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UCLA Fielding School of Public Health: U.S. Falling Behind in Health Care of Those 50 and Older

November 4, 2020 – An international study led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has determined that the United States is far from the most effective healthcare provider for those 50 and older among 23 countries, ranging from Austria to the United States. In terms of best practices, such as an annual doctor’s […]

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