Fielding School of Public Health

"What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living" - A Conversation With Dr. Ira Byock

We prepare for life’s most important events – births, graduations, weddings and vacations. So why do we put almost no thought into events that shape how we treat serious illness and the end of life?
With planning and conversation we can improve our quality of life as we face serious illness, family caregiving and the decisions we need to make.

The Paul Torrens Health Forum at UCLA - April 2018

Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution
Before Medicare was established in 1965, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Less than half the nation's hospitals served black and white patients equally, and in the South, one third of hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies. Medicare was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months.

No More Excuses: Transforming Children's Oral Health Care through Interprofessional Collaboration

Visiting Speaker Dr. Marko Vujicic, Chief Economist and Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association will participate in the "No More Excuses: Transforming Children's Oral Health Care through Interprofessional Collaboration" conference, a cross-collaboration of five major UCLA departments and divisions to discuss and find solutions for combatting Early Childhood Caries and a pioneering event for systems-wide change in both the delivery of primary health and oral health care.

Transdisciplinary Homelessness Research: Measure H and Beyond

This one week residency by visiting speaker Prof. Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania is designed to galvanize transdisciplinary research and training in response to the homelessness crisis. In Los Angeles County, more than $1 billion in annual expenditures fund strategies to combat the homelessness and housing crisis. This is a critical moment for the UCLA research community to support policymakers with rigorous research to inform and evaluate these massive investments, including Measures H and HHH, while fulfilling our commitment to the public good.

Designing Healthy Communities: 2018 COEH Symposium Series

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.

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