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Parks After Dark Evaluation Brief, July 2023

July 31, 2023

In this infographic brief, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research provides information from their evaluation of the 2022 Parks After Dark (PAD) program in Los Angeles County. PAD is a Los Angeles County initiative led by the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), in partnership with other County departments and community-based organizations. PAD is implemented in Los Angeles County areas with high levels of violence, obesity, and economic hardship. Thirty-four DPR parks hosted PAD between June and August 2022, after a two-year halt in programming because of the COVID-19 pandemic. PAD was offered three nights a week for eight weeks, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

Latinx and Asian Immigrants Have Negative Perceptions of the Immigrant Experience in California

November 8, 2021

Evidence indicates that there are disparities in immigrants' access to health care and health status compared to U.S.-born residents, in part due to immigration policies that determine access to public benefits or shape lives. This fact sheet examines data from the Research on Immigrant Health and State Policy Study (RIGHTS) on the perceptions of Latinx and Asian immigrants in California. RIGHTS is a follow-up survey of the 2018 and 2019 California Health Interview Surveys (CHIS). Respondents reported their perceptions of immigrants' experiences at the workplace, accessing health care, encountering law or immigration enforcement, and using public benefits.

Ready for ACA? How Community Health Centers Are Preparing for Health Care Reform

May 15, 2014

Community health centers (CHCs) are a cornerstone of the health care safety net. They are the primary source of care for many low-income populations, including both those newly insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and those who were left out and will remain uninsured. The ACA provides challenges and opportunities for CHCs, which will require significant changes in infrastructure and care delivery approaches to meet those challenges. This policy brief assesses the progress made by CHCs in Los Angeles County in meeting a number of key indicators of ACA readiness in early 2014. The authors find that 39 percent of CHCs are well prepared, 23 percent have made some progress, and the rest are at the initial phases of preparation and/or lack adequate resources to meet the requirements. CHCs in the latter group will require help to embark on strategic improvements in infrastructure and care delivery

The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings From the 2009 California Health Interview Survey

February 3, 2012

Analyzes sources of coverage and uninsurance rates by county, effects of declines in income and employer-sponsored insurance, disparities, access to and affordability of care, role of public insurance, and projected impact of federal healthcare reform.

Californians Newly Eligible for Medi-Cal Under Health Care Reform

May 9, 2011

Examines the size of the population that will be newly eligible for Medi-Cal under the 2010 healthcare reform and their demographic and other characteristics, including health status and access to health care. Considers implications.

Who Can Participate in the California Health Benefit Exchange?: A Profile of Subsidy-Eligible Uninsured and Individually Insured

May 9, 2011

Examines the size of the population that will be eligible for subsidies in the state health insurance exchange and their demographic and other characteristics, including health status and healthcare utilization. Considers implications.

Dental Insurance in California: Scope, Structure, and Availability

September 10, 2009

Examines the structure of dental insurance, including coverage rates, cost-sharing, and benefits of employer-sponsored, private, and public plans; types of insurance; premiums' effect on plan enrollment, and implications for disparities by income level.

Drilling Down: Access, Affordability, and Consumer Perceptions in Adult Dental Health

November 13, 2008

Presents results of a survey of Californian adults' dental health, knowledge of oral health, and frequency of and access to care by race/ethnicity and insurance status or type. Surveys insurance premiums and Medi-Cal enrollees' awareness of benefits.