Center for Health Advancement Director Dr. Zimmerman speaks about how reducing inequality would result in meaningful improvements to population health and wellbeing.
Center for Health Advancement Co-director, Dr. Jonathan Fielding’s most recent opinion piece in U.S. News & World Report is linked here. Read on for his thoughts on the opioid crisis.
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 […]
What’s good for the body politic is good for the body. From 1990’s AIDS activism to today’s attention to community-based participatory research, public health has long recognized that good health requires healthy debate. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation captures the importance of voice to health as a key driver of a Culture of Health: In a […]
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 […]
In Measure LV, Santa Monica voters will decide whether to sharply restrict the height of future buildings. While the supporters of LV are coy about it, there is no way to vertically shrink Santa Monica without building fewer homes. And that has costs. Read Center for Health Advancement Co-Director Dr. Zimmerman’s recent guest post in the […]
Trump took a loss of $916 million dollars in 1995: this we know. He may have avoided paying income tax for the next 18 years: this we suspect. Pundits are focused on what Trump did or didn’t pay, took or didn’t take, gave or didn’t give. I want to know: where might his tax money […]
Center for Health Advancement Director, Dr. Jonathan Fielding, addresses the exorbitant increase in drug prices and suggests several solutions in a recent U.S. News & World Report. Americans pay more for common medicines than most other countries, forcing millions of U.S. consumers to forego filling a doctor’s prescription or to lower their dosage to make the medicine […]
The California legislature has just passed legislation that may have a greater influence on our nation’s future even than all the feverish debates over Hilary Clinton’s emails. In voting to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels in the next 14 years (wow!), California has crossed the Rubicon into a post-carbon era. […]