Health Forecasting at UCLA




Our mission is to provide sound, credible forecasts to support policy decisions that improve population health and reduce health disparities, by using the best available research evidence and microsimulation analysis - read the infosheet

Health Forecasting is housed at the Center for Health Advancement at the Fielding School of Public Health



 Center for health advancement




supplying evidence-based information to improve collective health and reduce,disparities.

Center Projects:

Health Forecasting News

January 2017

New 'Aging Population Report'

The 'Be Well' Program for Seniors

The nationally award winning 'Be Well' Program is a senior fitness and nutrition education program that started in the City of Inglewood, California. Program participants have improved physical health and mental health outcomes. We forecasted chronic conditions and population growth for seniors age 65 and older in their service area and uncovered some startling results.  

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January 2017

New 'Aging Population Report'

California Community Foundation-Centinela Valley

As baby-boomers age, the retiree population will grow significantly and health care needs will change. How will the health status of an aging population shift in the next twenty years?

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January 2017

New report

California Community Foundation-Centinela Valley

California Community Foundation works to strengthen Los Angeles communities through many activities, including health improvement. The report covers the Centinela Valley, a portion of South Los Angeles. 

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November 2016

Workshop 11/09

'Decision-Support Tools & Opportunities to Improve Childhood Health and Education Outcomes While Reducing Crime'

This workshop, supported by California Community Foundation, will compare juvenile justice and obesity prevention interventions on outcomes such as, high school graduation, crime, obesity, substance abuse and diabetes.

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November 2016

Workshop 11/01

'Taking Action Using Data-Drive Health Planning Tools'

The workshop, supported by California Community Foundationwill 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. 

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June 2016

New report

Cities of Bellflower and Paramount

Health Forecasts provide city planning departments, councilmembers, and local community groups the opportunity to foresee the future health status of their cities. The forecasts help city staff to anticipate health and population trends in order to plan effective resource allocation.

Health Forecast for Cities of Bellflower and Paramount

May 2016

New report                                              

Los Angeles County Baseline Health Forecast

Read the latest report examining the future health status of Los Angeles County through the year 2040. The report includes preventable chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure as well as health behaviors, such as smoking, physical activity, and weight status. Reports are stratified by race/ethnicity and education. Read the report by clicking here: 

Los Angeles County Baseline Health Forecast

April 2016


'Forecasting the Impact of Evidence-based Interventions for Community Benefit Planning'

Researchers presented the results of the Health Forecasting model's effect on diabetes, smoking, and asthma following implementation of evidence based program for Los Angeles County. Access slides here.

December 2015

New California Community Foundation Partnership:

Health Forecasting receives a grant from California Community Foundation to provide health forecasts for the Centinela Valley.

October 2015

Center for Health Advancement Website Now Live:

Learn more about our Center at the new

May 2015

Presentation at the California Community Foundation:

Health Forecasting Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding unveils the latest Center projects at a community meeting. View photos and presentation here.

February 2015

Health Forecasting Presentation at the American College of Preventive Medicine Conference:

Read our poster presentation about the impact of hospital-based heart disease interventions in Los Angeles County. View poster.


January 2015

Orange County Health Forecast Reports Now Online :

Want to know the future of health in Orange County? View report online.



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