Please join us for the next FSPH Public Health Grand Rounds on Monday, April 30: "An Urban Health Monitoring System In the Informal Settlements of Dhaka, Bangladesh"
Fielding School of Public Health
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This award funds a workshop and symposium on Causal Inference, an interdisciplinary subject that has engaged a range of disciplines, including philosophy, mathematics, computer science, neuroscience, psychology, epidemiology, cognitive science, sociology and economics.
This award funds a proposal from campus equity advisors to bring Scott Page, a specialist in diversity, to campus for a discussion around growing health disparities.