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.
Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law
Learn more about the new on-line Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law Degree Program at UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law.
Hal Luft Award Winners 2016
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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Harold S. Luft Mentoring Award 2017

We are delighted to announce that Mary-Margaret (Meg) Chren, MD, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research. 

Meg Chren is a Professor in the Department of Dermatology at UCSF where much of her academic work has focused on understanding, measuring, and improving comprehensive health outcomes of patients with chronic diseases.  In addition to being internationally recognized for her expertise in dermatology, including dermato-epidemiology, Meg directs the Program for Clinical Research. 
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Travel Ban Highlights Importance of Immigrant Physicians to California Health Care

Janet Coffman, a health services researcher and associate professor at the UCSF School of Medicine's Institute for Health Policy Studies, and research associate Igor Geyn mined the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample from 2011 through 2015 to provide estimates. The data suggest that 5,040 physicians employed in California in 2015 were not US citizens — fully 5% of the 97,436 physicians working in the state.
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Book CoverNew book by Annette L. Gardner and Claire D. Brindis 
Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation Theory and Practice

This is the first book-length treatment of the concepts, designs, methods, and tools needed to conduct effective advocacy and policy change evaluations. By integrating insights from different disciplines, Part I provides a conceptual foundation for navigating advocacy tactics within today's turbulent policy landscape. Part II offers recommendations for developing appropriate evaluation designs and working with unique advocacy and policy change–oriented instruments. Part III turns toward opportunities and challenges in this growing field. In addition to describing actual designs and measures, the chapters includes suggestions for addressing the specific challenges of working in a policy setting, such as a long time horizon for achieving meaningful change. 
Available April 2017: http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=24906