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Janet Coffman, Associate Adjunct Professor at PRL-IHPS has authored a blog post on how repealing Obamacare could affect Californians’ access to physicians. With no replacement plan in sight, millions of Californians are at risk of losing their coverage.
Please join us Thursday, January 12th for the next Preterm Birth Collaboratory: Living in a time of uncertainty: Advancing women's health in 2017 and beyond. 5:00 - 7:00 PST Byers Hall Auditorium, Mission Bay Campus 600 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94158
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Surveys distributed in 2013 and 2015 by the California Health Care Foundation and the Medical Board of California show a decrease in MDs accepting new Medi-Cal Patients. Janet Coffman, Associate Adjunct Professor at PRL-IHPS emphasized the problem is worse in San Diego.
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Robert M. Califf, M.D., Melissa A. Robb, M.S.(Reg.Sci.), B.S.N., Andrew B. Bindman, M.D. et al. (2016, December). Transforming Evidence Generation to Support Health and Health Care Decisions. N Engl J Med 2016; 375:2395-2400. doi:10.1056/NEJMsb1610128.
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Mobile integrated healthcare – community paramedicine (MIH-CP) is a new model of care that trains paramedics to deliver a broader range of services than traditional emergency response and transport of people to emergency departments (ED).
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Association Between Emergency Department Closure and Treatment, Access, and Health Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Yu-Chu Shen and Renee Y. Hsia. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.025057 Circulation. 2016;134:1595-1597
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Do Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Cause Obesity and Diabetes? Industry and the Manufacture of Scientific Controversy Dean Schillinger, MD; Jessica Tran, BA; Christina Mangurian, MD, MS; Cristin Kearns, DDS, MBA Published: Annals of Intern Medicine. 2016. DOI: 10.7326/L16-0534
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Last year, UCSF removed sugar-sweetened beverages from every store, food truck and vending machine on its campus. Even popular fast-food chains on the campus, like Subway and Panda Express, have stopped selling Sprite, Coca-Cola and their sugary brethren at the university’s request.
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The UCSF Department of Pediatrics and PRL-IHPS have received a federal grant to test and implement new quality measures focused on pediatric asthma and sickle cell disease.  The four-year, $2.7 million grant was awarded by ARHQ and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.