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
Health Forecasting News
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 Centers and Programs Website.
Read our latest newsletter by clicking this link: Health Forecasting March Newsletter
Long-term Effects of Health Factor Modification in Milwaukee County. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 19(2), 133-138. Authors: Lu Shi, Jeroen van Meijgaard, & Jonathan E. Fielding (2013).
Toolkit Uploaded to Website:
Access the Health Forecasting Toolkit online. The Toolkit is a user-friendly introductory guide and includes an overview of the tool, step-by-step instructions, and an in-depth methodology section. It was designed with the support of UniHealth Foundation to provide nonprofit hospitals with a forward-looking perspective to inform community health needs assessments and community benefit plans.
Received a three year grant award from UniHealth Foundation to support nonprofit hospital community benefit planning. The project will expand health forecasts for hospital catchment areas in San Bernardino and Orange Counties. Additional evidence-based interventions will also be included for Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange. Read more about this project here.
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