News & Events

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Andrew B. Bindman, MD, professor of medicine and 4 other UCSF colleagues have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. The 70 new regular members and 10 international members were announced at the institute's 45th annual meeting in October.
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Please join AcademyHealth in congratulating the member-elected representatives to the AcademyHealth Board of Directors. The members have elected Helen Burstin, John Ayanian, and Claire Brindis who will join the Board this December.
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Through considerable efforts and investments of resources, adolescent pregnancy and birth rates in the United States have decreased significantly over the past two decades. Nonetheless, large disparities persist for many populations of youth.

Share the Love, Share the Water

| September 30, 2015
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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! http://waterinschools.org
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"DEAL! Discovery, Engagement, and Leverage for Professionals" is a how-to book that teaches professionals how to guide their clients to make good decisions. In this guide, Dr. Belkora teaches some of the same tools and techniques he developed for his patient support program at UCSF.
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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.
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California Healthcare Compare aims to break down the average out-of-pocket costs for consumers. Dr. R. Adams Dudley, director of the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value, which led the project, hopes to add quality and cost data and also provide cost data for individual hospitals and doctors’ groups.
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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.
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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.