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CHIS Making an Impact - 2019

December 18, 2019

Fact Sheet

Author: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) is the largest state health survey and one of the largest health surveys in the nation. Conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Center), CHIS interviews more than 20,000 households each year and collects health data on adults, teenagers and children to construct a detailed picture of California's diverse population. CHIS data is used by state and local legislators and policymakers, academic researchers, advocacy groups, educational institutions, hospital groups, media, and others who value working with credible data.
 
Highlights of CHIS in 2019 include the survey redesign/methodology update, informing legislation on multiple health areas such as older adult health and health insurance costs, projects for county health agencies, and other uses in research and advocacy work.

 

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