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Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation Theory and Practice: Annette L. Gardner and Claire D. Brindis. This is the first book-length treatment of the concepts, designs, methods, and tools needed to conduct effective advocacy and policy change evaluations.
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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.
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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.
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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.”