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 a companion project to Health Impact Assessment (HIA) at UCLA, developer of HIA CLIC. Both projects are housed at the Fielding School of Public Health, Center for Health Advancement.
Health Forecasting News
Reports Posted Online:
View service planning area population estimates for hospitals in Southern California counties. These reports lay the foundation for community-level health forecasts for each hospital. Using figures from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey as a baseline, researchers project out demography, health outcomes and the impact of interventions on the community population through 2035. 2010 Demographic Catchment Area Profiles
Read about our recent Kaiser Permanente award, Inland Empire hospitals seminar, issue brief about air quality in South Kern, and update on our toolkit: October Newsletter
Kaiser Permanente recently awarded the Center for Health Advancement a grant to 'Efficiently combine multiple sources of survey data to improve local area estimates of health and forecasting health outcomes for Los Angeles County'. The year long grant will help advance new techniques in small area health estimation and forecasting.
Updated Toolkit Now Available:
How does forecasting health enable hospitals to anticipate, prepare, and plan for healthier communities? Learn about the Health Forecasting Tool and how it can help nonprofit hospitals with community benefit planning and health needs assessments. View Health Forecasting Toolkit.
Cigarette Smoking and Abdominal Obesity: a Meta-analysis of Observational Studies. Journal of Substance Abuse: doi:10.3109/14659891.2012.715227 Authors: Lu Shi, Ruopeng An, & Jeroen van Meijgaard (2013).
Health Forecasting now housed at the UCLA Center for Health Advancement:
The newly established research center at the Fielding School of Public Health provides enhanced analysis and evidence based information to help policy makers decide which policies and programs can best improve health and reduce health disparities. For more information, please visit the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Center for Health Advancement.
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