Author Archives: Natalie Rhoads

You’re invited to UCLA webinar: Forecasting Depression in Los Angeles County 02/28

Dr. Jonathan Fielding invites you to participate in a webinar hosted by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Center for Health Advancement in partnership with the UniHealth Foundation.   “Making the Case for Strategic Investments in Mental Health Using Health Forecasts” February 28th 10:00 am- 11:00 am   This webinar is open to public agencies, community-based groups, hospitals, and non-profits interested […]

A Smoke-Free Nation One Step at a Time

Eighty-two percent of Los Angelenos would prefer to live in smoke-free housing, and those who live in publicly funded housing just got their wish.   Under a new federal rule, smoking in public housing will be banned nationwide as of early 2017. The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles will be required to […]

A woman’s maternity should not be a one-way ticket to eternity

Globally, maternal mortality is on its way to becoming a public health victory with decreased deaths for many countries in recent years. However, the U.S. has not followed that trend. In fact, we’ve gotten worse. Between 2000 and 2013, when the most recent data is available, the number of women who have died from pregnancy […]

A Win-Win Tool for Improving Local Public Health – Commentary from the Directors of CHA

Economic modeling is fast becoming an indispensable tool to advance public health and health equity. Center for Health Advancement (CHA) Co-Directors, Drs. Jonathan Fielding and Fred Zimmerman, wrote a commentary for the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice that discusses the value of modeling as a decision-support tool for public health practitioners. Using the CHA Win-Win […]

When Soda Companies Pay the Public Health Bills

Several cities will vote on soda taxes this November, but the beverage industry is doing everything they can to make sure they don’t pass, including giving funding to national health organizations.   Coca-Cola and Pepsi have spent millions on fighting public health interventions that would reduce soda consumption while simultaneously giving millions to public health […]

CHA Workshop: ‘Taking Action Using Data Driven Planning Tools’

The workshop, supported by California Community Foundation, will show participants how to use forecasts to strength grantwriting and demonstrate need for a program or policy. A California Community Foundation grantee will talk about how they’ve used health forecasts to address opportunities and challenges.   If you’d like to register, please contact [email protected] before October 28th.   View the Agenda