News & Events

From Clinics to Communities: Encouraging Healthy Beverage Intake Among Children and Adolescents Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS December 1, 2016 12:00pm – 1:00pm
 William & Susan Oberndorf Auditorium, MBH A1602 A/B
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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.
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The number of preterm births in the United States rose in 2015 for the first time in eight years, according to the March of Dimes. Claire Brindis, director of PRL-IHPS says ,"We need to go upstream to understand all the contributing factors to understand this multi-faceted issue.”
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Joanne Spetz and her co-authors have been selected as the winners of the Nursing Outlook excellence in education writing award for their publication which will be presented at the AAN Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on October 20, 2016. More info: http://bit.ly/2f0os05
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Dr. Joanne Spetz, professor at PRL-IHPS, explains that RN wages are the highest in the US. Despite the high statewide average, it is important to consider regional wage differences. “California is a big state and there is lots of variation,” she says.
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Dr. Janet Coffman, associate professor at PRL-IHPS, UCSF and Alan Mckay, CEO of Central California Alliance for Health (CCAH) hosted a webcast co-sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and by the California Health Care Foundation on Sept. 27 on California's Medi-Cal Expansion program.