2021 was a year defined by the ongoing health, financial, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. But other factors affected the well-being of Californians, too. Join the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (CHPR) on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, as we release comprehensive findings from the 2021 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).
From delays in receiving medical care to mental health conditions such as suicide ideation, the survey findings will spotlight some of the ongoing health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other important health concerns affecting Californians. This year’s release will also feature data from first-time questions on gun violence and firearm safety, housing security, climate change, childhood experiences, encounters with police, and more.
For more than two decades, UCLA CHPR has produced CHIS, which interviews more than 20,000 California households on a wide range of health topics, including health conditions, health insurance and access to care, health behaviors, and more. CHIS includes various sociodemographic factors — such as race and ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, income, and geography — to provide a detailed picture of the health and health care needs of California’s large and diverse population.
Join Ninez A. Ponce, PhD, MPP, UCLA CHPR director and CHIS principal investigator, and Todd Hughes, CHIS director, as they present key findings from the 2021 survey. Sean Tan, MPP, senior public administration analyst, will also discuss a fact sheet that looks at gun safety and attitudes related to gun violence among select populations: young adults (aged 18 to 25), immigrants, veterans, LGBT people, and individuals living in rural areas.
As the largest population-based state health survey in the nation, CHIS provides policymakers, legislators, local health departments, community organizations, researchers, health experts, members of the media, and other stakeholders with credible