News & Events

Join us for the 2015 Eisenberg Legacy Lecture! Presented by: Dr. Gene Washington Thursday, October 29th, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm UCSF Parnassus, HSW-300
Alissa Bernstein, IHPS Postdoctoral Fellow Thursday, October 8th, 12:00-1:00 pm Room 263, Laurel Heights Campus. This presentation will focus on a study of a policymaking process in Bolivia that used community engaged research in designing culturally sensitive health programs and policies.

Harold S. Luft Award 2015

| October 6, 2015
We are delighted to announce that Ken Covinsky, MD, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research. Celebration on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 3:00 pm at Laurel Heights in Room 263.

Share the Love, Share the Water

| September 30, 2015
Soda and sports drinks have lots of sugar, which can lead to serious negative health outcomes like diabetes and dental caries. Learn how to avoid sugar in popular beverages by choosing to drink the most refreshing, inexpensive and life-sustaining drink in the world- water!
People in addiction treatment programs around the world use tobacco at 2-3 times the rate of people who are not being treated for addiction, according to a review led by Joseph R. Guydish, PhD, 
a professor of medicine and health policy at Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
Claire Brindis, DrPH interviewed in the Atlantic about the need for School-Based Health Centers, or SBHCs to provide teen health education and contraceptives. By expanding access to reliable and affordable contraception, school clinics may help reduce the number of teenagers who become pregnant.
Review of studies from 20 countries indicates that tobacco use is not addressed in substance abuse treatment programs, says UCSF professor Joseph R. Guydish, PhD,
 a UC San Francisco professor of medicine and health policy.
In spite of the historical increase in health insurance coverage, Claire D. Brindis, Dr.P.H. and Charles E. Irwin Jr., M.D. highlight the persistent and significant barriers to successful enrollment of young adults in insurance plans.
Janet Coffman, associate professor at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF is featured on KQED on the trending shortage of doctors in rural areas. Coffman says, "People expect you to do a wider scope of practice & new physicians might not be prepared for that kind of medicine.”
Our 2015-2016 PRL Health Policy Seminar series was kicked off on September 11, 2015 featuring Peter V. Lee, the Executive Director of Covered California. The video is aviable here: and the slides can be downloaded here: