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Patricia Katz, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, University of California San Francisco, wins the ARHP Lifetime Achievement Award. She received the ARHP Distinguished Scholar Award in 1997, the STAR Award in 2005, and the ARHP Presidential Award in 2003 and 2010.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture have served up new dietary guidelines, including one of the biggest changes in recent years: For the first time, they’ve placed a clear limit of no more than 10 percent of daily calories from added dietary sugars.
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Nationwide, the proportion of first births to women ages 30 to 34 increased 28 percent between 2000 and 2014; first births to women over age 35 increased 23 percent. "Postponing pregnancy signals that efforts to provide women with more opportunities are paying off,"says Claire Brindis DrPH, UCSF.
PRL-IHPS is happy to announce the formation of a “community of evaluators” (faculty and research staff) committed to bringing their extensive experience in evaluation design and methods to assess complex programs in diverse arenas. Presenters slides are available at the link below.
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Joseph Guydish, Ph.D., , Valerie A. Gruber, Ph.D., Thao Le, M.P.H., Barbara Tajima, Ed.M.,K. Blakely Andrews, B.A., et Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2015.12.002)
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The Board of Directors of UC Hastings College of the Law announced the appointment of Professor David L. Faigman as Acting Chancellor and Dean. The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies congratulates him on his new role at UC Hastings!
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From the closest observers of patient care: a thematic analysis of online narrative reviews of hospitals. Naomi S Bardach, Audrey Lyndon, Renée Asteria-Peñaloza, L Elizabeth Goldman, Grace A Lin, R Adams Dudley, BMJ Qual Saf doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004515
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A common misconception is that Planned Parenthood is only for young women. Claire Brindis, Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, comments on the range of services it offers for both men and women.
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New research from the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health describes the important role of family planning providers in facilitating health insurance enrollment.
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As health care shifts away from a fee-for-service model as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care workers in California will be called upon to develop new skills and fill new roles, according to a study led by UC San Francisco researchers.