News & Events

In recent years, some hospitals have reported challenges in recruiting nurses in some specialty fields. What is happening now? Will health care providers be able to hire all the RNs needed now and in the long term? Join us Aug. 26 for a webinar to discuss these questions and their answers.
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The California Board of Registered Nursing released a survey, conducted by UCSF. The survey reveals that more than 36% of California’s RNs have completed at least one post-licensure degree, most often a bachelor’s or master’s degree, with 13% of RNs interested in becoming nurse practitioners.
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San Francisco implemented Healthy San Francisco in 2006 before the ACA law was passed. Based on experience with health reform in San Francisco, health policy experts talk about how they would improve Obamacare’s implementation. Commentary by: KEN JACOBS, JANET M. COFFMAN, and DEENA LAHN 
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David Mechanic
 "More People Than Ever Before Are Receiving Behavioral Health Care In The United States, But Gaps And Challenges Remain" Health Affairs, 33, no.8 (2014):1416-1424
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Janet Coffman, et al. at PRL-IHPS, UCSF, published findings from surveys regarding California physicians’ participation in Medi-Cal, and found that the current supply of primary care physicians participating in Medi-Cal may not be adequate to ensure that enrollees have timely access to primary care.
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Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH, from the UCSF School of Medicine, has been named the honoree of the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN) 2014 Science Award, and will be honored at CEHN’s Ninth Annual Child Health Advocate Award Reception to be held in Washington, DC on October 6, 2014.
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Americans opting out of Obamacare based on religious grounds, have turned to “health care sharing ministries" which do not cover pre-existing conditions. Janet Coffman, an associate professor at PRL-IHPS says that excluding some individuals from coverage sends a mixed message to Christian members.
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Anisha Patel, MD, was invited to the White House, as First Lady Michelle Obama announced the results of a campaign to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption for kids. Anisha was only one of 60 guests who were invited to attend the ceremony, based on her work on this issue at UCSF.
Anisha Patel, MD, was invited to the White House, as First Lady Michelle Obama announced the results of a campaign to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption for kids. Anisha was only one of 60 guests who were invited to attend the ceremony, based on her work on this issue at UCSF.
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Starting 7/15, certified nurse practitioners in Kentucky will be able to prescribe medications. Joanne Spetz, a professor at PRL-IHPS, UCSF, says the success of Kentucky’s law will depend on whether there are enough MDs available to collaborate while NPs develop their knowledge about medications.