The California workers' compensation program provides medical care and indemnity benefits to workers who suffer on-the-job injuries or illnesses. The key objective of this third report in a three-part series is to describe access to medical care among injured workers in California using medical billing data from Version 2.0 of the Workers' Compensation Information System.
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In community citizen science, nonprofessional scientists (volunteers) exert a high degree of control over research, working with professional scientists during the research process and performing research on their own. In this report, the authors describe the nature and potential uses of community citizen science. They address implementation needs and challenges, including pathways to achieve policy and community impacts.
Overt Perceived Discrimination and Racial Microaggressions and Their Association with Health Risk Behaviors Among a Sample of Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Adolescents 2019
Analyzing the potential effects of the broad range of perceived discrimination (PD) experiences, including both overt PD and racial microaggressions, among urban American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents on health outcomes offers a unique opportunity to further our understanding of these health disparities.
Sexual Minority Disparities in Opioid Misuse, Perceived Heroin Risk and Heroin Access Among a National Sample of US Adults 2019
LGB opioid disparities varied significantly by sexual identity &gender. All LGB subgroups had elevated lifetime pain reliever misuse. Bisexual women uniquely had elevated OUD rates and lifetime injection heroin use.
Chesapeake Bay Climate Impacts Summary and Outlook: Spring 2019: Seasonal Precipitation Analysis 2019
This web-based tool is part of a quarterly series that draws from a variety of scientific resources to inform Chesapeake Bay Watershed policymakers, practitioners, residents, and community leaders on historical and projected future climate trends. An in-depth analysis of changes in seasonal precipitation events over multiple decades is displayed using interactive figures.
GigaPan is a comprehensive technology that could provide solutions to several issues that arise with GSV and DO. GigaPan provides detailed images of parks, as well as acts as a quick method to capture images during temporal changes in the area. This study may provide insight into other technologies, such as some smartphone capacities, that may be used to measure the BE by taking similar panoramic images.
Health behaviors are shaped by the context in which people live. However, documenting environmental context has remained a challenge.
Neighborhood Disadvantage Is Associated With Actigraphy-Assessed Sleep Continuity and Short Sleep Duration 2019
This study is among the first to examine objective and perceived assessments of neighborhood conditions in relation to objectively measured sleep in a high-risk sample of predominantly low-income, African American residents.
Results From a Natural Experiment: Initial Neighbourhood Investments Do Not Change Objectively-Assessed Physical Activity, Psychological Distress or Perceptions of the Neighbourhood 2019
Although we observed changes over time in some outcomes that we tracked, ultimately there were no significant changes related to investments above and beyond what we might have expected without those investments.
Homelessness is a chronic and persistent problem in Santa Monica, California. It burdens public service providers and imposes substantial costs on the city. As one approach to addressing the problem, the city implemented a program, "the Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team," which aims to improve the health of the most-intensive service users among the homeless population, reduce the burden on public service providers, and reduce public costs.