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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Researchers at UC San Francisco have launched SugarScience.org, 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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“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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Many thanks for your donations to the following funds:

  • Innovations in Health Policy and Health Services Fund
  • Philip R. Lee Health Policy Fellowship Fund
  • Harold S. Luft Mentoring Award Fund
  • Jon Showstack Career Advancement Fund

And special thanks to our individual donors.

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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"

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 for 2014 coverage is over. But you may still have options to get health coverage.

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:

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. 

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.