News & Events

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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.”
Join us this September as we kick off our 2015-2016 PRL Health Policy Seminar series, featuring Peter V. Lee, the Executive Director of Covered California! Friday, September 11th, 2015 12:00pm-1:00pm Laurel Heights Auditorium (Room S1-24)
Save the Date CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents: “Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness” Tuesday, August 18, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., EDT Global Communications Center (Building 19) Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium Roybal Campus
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Biggs, M. Antonia PhD; Harper, Cynthia C. PhD; Brindis, Claire D. DrPH. (August 2015). California Family Planning Health Care Providers' Challenges to Same-Day Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Provision. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 126(2):239,239-459. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000969
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For 50 years, medicaid has improved health and saved lives among the millions of people in the United States. Andrew Bindman, professor of medicine, health policy, epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF, believes there a social responsibility to maximize the value of the available resources.
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California has sought to devise ways to legally provide undocumented immigrants with access to health insurance. Claire Brindis, director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, believes that chronic health conditions, left untreated, will be much more expensive to treat later on.
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KPCC radio features Covered California’s Peter Lee, whose father & uncle, Drs. Peter & Philip R. Lee, helped Medicare become law. To mark the anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing Medicare into law on July 30, 1965, three Lees sat down to reflect on the U.S. health care system.
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The US is facing a major shortage of workers in long-term care, including those who provide assistance with activities such as eating, bathing, getting dressed. This UCSF study is aimed at bolstering the personal care assistant (PCA) workforce to provide care for long term patients.
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An open invitation for any clinician or clinician-in-training on how to provide better medical care at lower cost. Submit your ideas for improving healthcare value that have already been put into practice, or any ideas that you would like see implemented. Deadine: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.
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Claire Brindis, DrPh, director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, talks about a new report from the CDC that shows a decline in teen pregancy due to better education about contraceptives and health benefits from the Affordable Care Act.