Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
PRL-IHPS contributes to the solution of complex and challenging health policy problems through leadership in research, training, technical assistance, and public service.
Harold S. Luft Mentoring Award Winner 2019
In recognition of UCSF faculty who are engaged in health services and/or health policy research in their mentoring roles which demonstrate the qualities exemplified by Dr. Harold Luft.

 

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UCSF 2020 Class of Deans' Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars in the School of Medicine Selected


IHPS Faculty at UCSF Congratulations to the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies faculty members Alissa Bernstein and Cristin Kearns along with their colleagues who have been selected as the 2020 Class of Deans' Population Health and Health Equity (PHHE) Scholars. These awards are made to junior faculty working in the area of population health or health equity, broadly defined. The awards will go to support innovative research or programming already underway and led by the scholars.  


Read more: 
https://pophealth.ucsf.edu/population-health-health-equity-scholars


Congratulations to the UCSF 2020 Emerging Scholars!

Krista Harrison, PhD has been chosen as the 2020 UCSF Emerging Scholar to visit the University of Pennsylvania, Leonard Davis Institute. Jalayne Arias, JD has been chosen as the 2020 UCSF Emerging Scholar to visit the University of Michigan, Institute for Health Policy & Innovation.

UCSF’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies will host 2020 Emerging Scholars Geoff Barnes, MD from the University of Michigan and Shivan Mehta, MD from the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information about the Emerging Scholars program, click here.


Single-Payer Systems Likely to Save Money in US, Analysis Finds

Health Care ChartA single-payer healthcare system would save money over time, likely even during the first year of operation, according to nearly two dozen analyses of national and statewide single payer proposals made over the past 30 years. The study, published in PLOS Medicine, comes as California Gov. Gavin Newsom has created a state commission to find ways to achieve universal coverage, possibly through a single-payer system, and as the Democratic presidential candidates are debating “Medicare for All” proposals on the national stage. “Even though they start with different single designs and modeling assumptions, the vast majority of these studies all come to the same conclusion,” said James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, a professor in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a member of the Philip R. Lee Health Policy Institute. “This suggests that fears that a single-payer system would increase costs are likely misplaced.”

Read more:
https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/01/416416/single-payer-systems-likely-save-money-us-analysis-finds