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Publication by Janet M. Coffman, Margaret Fix, and Kristine Himmerick focuses on California's six teaching health centers which offer important physician training in medically underserved areas. Despite recent growth, they face numerous challenges.
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Janet Coffman, professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, comments in a KQED Science article on the direct primary care model. She doesn’t expect direct primary care to explode on the medical scene. Rather, she believes it will make slow and steady inroads.
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Laura A. Schmidt, Laurie M. Jacobs, and Joanne Spetz. Young People’s More Permissive Views About Marijuana: Local Impact of State Laws or National Trend? American Journal of Public Health August 2016: Vol. 106, No. 8, pp. 1498-1503.
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Martha J. Decker, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez, Diana Lara, and Claire D. Brindis examine neighborhood-level factors to help explain why adolescent birth rate trajectories differ in certain communities in California.
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Banspach S, Zaza S, Dittus P, Michael S, Brindis CD, Thorpe P. CDC Grand Rounds: Adolescence — Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:759–762. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6530a2
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The explosion of cardiovascular data registries, and their vast research output, has become the major proof point for field’s commitment to continuous quality improvement. Now, registries serve another purpose. Ralph Brindis, MD talks about the future of registries and how they are perceived.
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Hemal K. Kanzaria, Marc A. Probst and Renee Y. Hsia. A study in the mortality rates in the Emergency Department (ED) which identifies the advances in emergency critical care that decrease mortality from immediately life-threatening conditions.
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Tebb, K.P., Pica, G., Peake, K., Diaz, A., Brindis, C.D. Adolescent and Health Professional Perspectives on the Medical Home: Improving Health Care Access and Utilization Under the Affordable Care Act.
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Laura Schmidt, PhD questions whether consumers really do have freedom of choice – and how consumers can be nudged toward healthier behaviors. Dr. Schmidt is a professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and is the lead investigator at SugarScience.org
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How do we get children to drink more water to stay healthy? Anisha Patel, MD at UCSF has some solutions. Dr. Patel is an assistant professor in the UCSF Division of General Pediatrics and a pediatrician at UCSF. She is also affiliated with the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.