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A UCSF-based team led by James G. Kahn and Paul Volberding, was awarded a five-year cooperative agreement with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct economic modeling of disease prevention in five areas: HIV, hepatitis, STI, TB, and school health. 
The 2014 Health Policy Seminars are co-sponsored by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law, and Health Policy.
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Amsterdam EA, Wenger NK, Brindis RG, et al. 2014 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non–ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines.
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Marissa Raymond-Flesch, M.D., M.P.H., Rachel Siemonsb, Nadereh Pourat, Ph.D.c, Ken Jacobsd, Claire D. Brindis, Dr.P.H. “There Is No Help Out There and If There Is, It's Really Hard to Find”: A Qualitative Study of the Health Concerns and Health Care Access of Latino “DREAMers”
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The California Board of Registered Nursing conducted a webinar led by Joanne Spetz, PhD which details the job market outlook for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in California. Watch video: http://youtu.be/E7Ur2ymcQcI
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The ACA has the potential to improve access to sensitive services by increasing the number of young people with insurance coverage, however, concerns over confidentiality protections are a major barrier for young people who wish to access preventive health care.
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Charles Liu, Tanja Srebotnjak and Renee Y. Hsia. Between 1996-2009 emergency department (ED) visits in the U.S. increased by 51% while the number of EDs nationwide decreased by 6%. Records indicated 5% higher odds of inpatient mortality from hospitals located near closed facilities.
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As the November elections loom, the Affordable Care Act remains controversial. Paul E. Terry, PhD, Dana Hughes, DrPh, and other experts say it’s time to start taking the next steps — toward a society whose policies truly help people keep their health.
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New Interactive dashboard features data from the Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2013. The report can be found here:http://rnworkforce.ucsf.edu/CaliforniaEmployerReport Access the dashboard here: http://rnworkforce.ucsf.edu/demand-rn-workforce
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TRANSPERS has received a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to develop a registry of public and payer coverage policies to systematically track who is paying or will be paying for new genetic tests - and the factors that determine coverage.