IHPS contributes to the solution of complex and challenging health policy problems through leadership in research, training, technical assistance, and public service.

Our special competence lies in conducting and translating research across disciplines and fields to improve policy and practice. We undertake this work with a commitment to improve health and health care within local, state, national, and international communities and with a focus on improving the health of vulnerable populations.

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The Health Insurance marketplace is the result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which included a requirement that states create their own health insurance exchanges or have them set up by the federal government. Open enrollment has been extended until April 15, 2014.

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“Celebrating the institute’s anniversary strengthens our resolve to make our vision of high-value health systems worldwide a reality,” said UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, who described the institute as an incubator, innovator, and engine for change on the occasion of the institute's milestone celebration.

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The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, announces a collection of research briefs from UC Berkeley and UCLA describing the impact of health care reform on providers serving low-income populations in California, as well as a clinic financial primer from UCSF.

The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies coordinated the Health Policy series with the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
that will soon be shown on UCTV and most Cable TV Systems in California. Watch for program listings coming in May 2014.

This satellite session at the AIDS 2012 conference assessed the potential for global scale-up of integrated prevention campaigns (IPCs). Panels discussed various aspects of IPCs including:  history; potential global impact; and policy, funding and sustainability.

Engaging University of California Stakeholders for Biorepository Research (EngageUC), plans to develop an ethical, efficient and sustainable system for obtaining, processing and sharing biospecimens and data.

The Hospital Quality Alliance approved and the National Quality Forum endorsed ICU mortality and ICU length of stay measures developed by Dr. R. Adams Dudley and his research team. For detailed information about the ICU outcomes methods, data collection tool, and data dictionary:

The UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium is an exciting new partnership that opens up opportunities for collaboration in education, research, and clinical service on issues related to law, science, and health policy.  The Consortium will develop service opportunities, such as joint law-health clinics, especially for underserved populations.  The Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is designed for science and health professionals.