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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Working with UCSF, California Surgeon General Aims to Cut Adverse Childhood Experiences by Half
 

Nadine Burke Harris, MD, California’s first surgeon general, has a bold goal: cut adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in half within one generation.

She spoke about her vision and her groundbreaking work to reduce adverse childhood experiences across the state during a speech at the UC San Francisco Parnassus Heights campus. The lecture at Cole Hall was part of Chancellor Sam Hawgood’s health policy series, organized by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

Hawgood introduced Burke Harris and emphasized UCSF’s values related to health equity.

“It gives me great optimism that the contributions of all of you have a profound impact on health disparities amongst the most vulnerable populations we serve,” Hawgood said.

Hawgood promised to support Burke Harris’ mission to reduce the prevalence of toxic stress in the state. “We pledge to do everything we can to make your tenure as the first surgeon general of California a roaring success.”

Link to UCSF Pulse article: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/02/416676/working-ucsf-california-surgeon-general-aims-cut-adverse-childhood-experiences

Video: 2020 Chancellor's Health Policy Lecture -
https://youtu.be/Jsh4pf-KS5c

Video: A conversation with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP
and Claire D. Brindis, DrPH, Director,
The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF

https://youtu.be/_Cs4iFGyQPM


IHPS Faculty at UCSF 2020 Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
DEADLINE: March 2, 2020


The Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research is sponsored by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. The award specifically recognizes UCSF faculty who are engaged in the multidisciplinary field of health services and/or health policy research (HSR/HP), provide targeted mentoring in these specific areas, and in their mentoring roles, demonstrate the qualities exemplified by Dr. Luft.

Eligibility

UCSF senior faculty, at Associate or Full Professor rank, with research/teaching interests in health policy and/or health services research (HP/HSR). Nomination letters should demonstrate that nominees have made significant or sustained impact on the professional development of individuals they have mentored.

Read more: 
https://healthpolicy.ucsf.edu/2020-harold-s-luft-award-mentoring


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