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SURVEY ACCURACY:
A specific two-step survey question accurately determined a person’s gender identity, CHIS methodologist Matt Jans reports in his study Putting the "T" in LGBT: A Pilot Test of Questions to Identify Transgender People in the California Health Interview Survey.
 
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Gerald Kominski is the director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and co-author of a new policy brief on the share of taxpayer dollars that are spent on health care expenditures. In this brief interview, Kominski discusses how tax exemptions for employer-sponsored health insurance premiums benefit the rich more than the poor, why California's share of Medicaid spending is 10 percentage points higher than the national average, and why a streamlined single-payer system might be preferable to the nation's current "crazy patchwork" of health care financing.

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Healthcare Reform

The Center is researching various topics and programs related to the upcoming implementation of health care reform. These include the characteristics of those newly-eligible for coverage, costs and effectiveness of new programs and services (such as the Low Income Health Program) ​as well as changes to public and private health insurance.

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Programs

California Health Interview Survey

CHIS is the nation’s largest state health survey and one of the largest health surveys in the United States. The CHIS Web site offers free data files, as well as quick, customized health statistics via its easy-to-use tool, AskCHIS.  Learn more...

Health Economics & Evaluation Research

The Health Economics and Evaluation Research (HEER) Program examines the economic impacts of health care policies and programs. From local public health interventions, to statewide efforts to improve Medi-Cal, to national debates on health care financing, HEER staff provide analysis, conduct evaluations and offer expertise to policymakers and others concerned with health care costs... Learn more »

Health DATA

Through in-person and on-line workshops, the Health DATA Program helps policymakers, community groups and health and advocacy organizations to understand and use credible data in their programmatic and policy development work.

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Health Insurance

The Health Insurance Program examines key state and national trends in health insurance coverage, including employer and individual insurance, access to insurance, as well as the health and economic impact of lack of insurance. The program’s biennial publication, “The State of Health Insurance in California,” provides omnibus reporting of important health insurance statistics...  Learn more »

Chronic Disease

The Chronic Disease Program conducts wide-ranging research on chronic conditions, including asthma, cancer, diabetes, obesity and coronary heart disease. The program investigates the causes of chronic disease, such as unhealthy food and living environments, as well as the health, social and economic consequences ...  Learn more »

Health Disparities

The Health Disparities Program examines the unique health concerns of populations challenged by inequities in health and health care quality along racial, ethnic, age or socio-economic lines. In particular, the program is noted for its expertise on the elderly, immigrants, women and American Indian and Alaska Native populations...  Learn more »