PRL-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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PRL-IHPS faculty are part of a new center bringing together a multidisciplinary team of UCSF experts to develop and test innovative initiatives that aim to deliver high-quality healthcare at lower cost.

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Our 2015-2016 PRL Health Policy Seminar series features a seminar by Peter V. Lee, the Executive Director of Covered California. View video. Download the slides:

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Researchers at UC San Francisco have launched, a groundbreaking research and education initiative designed to highlight the most authoritative scientific findings on added sugar and its impact on health.

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The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies coordinated the Health Policy series with the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Seminar #6: "Monitoring the Impact
of the ACA"

We are delighted that Ken Covinsky, MD, was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research. Nominations for the 2016 Awards are now open and due by January 15, 2016 

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. 

“Celebrating the institute’s anniversary strengthens our resolve to make our vision of high-value health systems worldwide a reality,” said former 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.

GHECon was formed in April, 2013 in response to the intersection of two trends: one global and one local. On the world scale, there is increasing need for economics...

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. Detailed information about the ICU outcomes methods, data collection tool, and data are provided at the link below: