The recently passed Tax Reform Act has, among other changes, repealed the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. As a result, individuals will no longer be required to purchase coverage or pay a penalty.
Environmental Health Sciences
"We call homelessness a crisis in LA because we increasingly see the homeless in our midst everyday. Yet the invisible crisis has been with us for years, affecting even many UCLA students and staff. New LA City and County initiatives promise to meet the challenge of homelessness head-on, but success will depend on the quality of evidence and information informing these investments. UCLA must play a role in this effort, and that begins with learning more about the crisis and the response, and laying out a research agenda.
"The week will culminate with an academic mini-conference featuring UCLA homelessness researchers and colleagues from across the region. The conference is designed to foster transdisciplinary discussion and multiple viewpoints of single issues. As rapporteur, Culhane will help identify potential linkages, research opportunities, and data sources that may otherwise have been missed.
"Integrated Data Systems (IDS) linking administrative, public agency data hold great promise for rapid and low-cost implementation and evaluation of homeless initiatives. Culhane will review the legal, ethical, scientific and economic challenges of interagency data sharing, as well as systematic efforts including policy reform and inter-agency collaboration to overcome these challenges. Finally, he will review important new IDS initiatives in LA County and California."
"For students, faculty, researchers and others interested in having a direct impact on homelessness, this Roundtable will describe current City and County research priorities and unmet needs, and will highlight areas for UCLA contribution. Funding approved in 2016-17 through Measures H/HHH will generate unprecedented resources and demand extraordinary input, yet there is need for research, evidence and data to guide decision making. The Los Angeles Homeless Initiative has established a Homeless Policy Research Institute, along with new research priorities and funding mechanisms.
The Ruth Roemer Social Justice Symposium honors the legacy of the late Ruth Roemer, JD, FSPH Professor Emerita who for over five decades used the law to protect and promote health and was a champion of health equity and social justice.
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health & Environmental Health Sciences 411 Seminar - EHS & The Molecular Toxicology IDP Present: Applied Risk Assessment: Integrating the Principles of Toxicology and Exposure Science
Please join us for the next FSPH Public Health Grand Rounds on Tuesday, May 1: "Survivor's Story: Dual Citizenship at the Ebola Bedside"
Spring 2018 symposium on "Designing Health Communities," hosted by the Center for Occupational & Environmental Health to further develop and reinforce the nascent relationship between the public health and urban planning disciplines, advance the practice of preventing injury and disease caused by the built environment, and support the MPH/MURP joint-degree program.