Evaluation of technologies approved for supplemental payments in the United States

June 20, 2019
Supplemental payment programs can increase access to new technologies, but some payments are made without clear evidence of safety and effectiveness, says Rita Redberg, MD, a Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at UCSF and the Philip R. Lee Institute of Health Policy Studies. Read more:

California braces for elderly boom that could overburden state

June 14, 2019
A silver wave? California braces for elderly boom that could overburden state

Andrew Bindman Receives the David Calkins Award at SGIM

May 14, 2019
Dr. Andrew Bindman, is the 2019 The David Calkins Award in Health Policy Advocacy recipient. The award was given at the annual SGIM meeting in Washington, DC. This award recognizes the extraordinary commitment that many members make when they choose to advocate on behalf of SGIM. 

New Regulations Needed to take Full Advantage of the Current Health Care Workforce

May 14, 2019
A new research letter by Joanne Spetz appeared in a recent issue of JAMA. Many nurse practitioners cannot provide medications to treat opioid addiction. States should reform practice regulations.

New website launched: UCSF Population Health and Health Equity

May 13, 2019
The new UCSF Population Health and Health Equity website has been launched.  Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Rita Hamad, and Claire Brindis have been involved in this effort to promote and further population health and health equity work at UCSF. UCSF has long been a hub for research and training and...

New Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative

May 02, 2019
Made possible by a $30 million gift from Marc and Lynne Benioff, UC San Francisco on Wednesday announced the launch of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, a new center in San Francisco that will conduct groundbreaking research on the root causes of homelessness and identify...

Phil Lee Celebrates his 95th Birthday!

April 29, 2019
Philip R. Lee celebrated his birthday on April 14 in New York City with Dr. Gene Washingon and friends. IHPS wishes Phil a very happy celebration on his 95th birthday!

The Case for Medicare for All

April 29, 2019
James G. KahnNew Labor Forum, April 22, 2019

Writing for Policymakers Series

April 22, 2019
Writing for Policymakers Series Watch this panel discussion on writing for grant-funding agencies and policymakers. With experts from academia, industry, and government, this seminar will dive into white papers, policy memos, and more, outlining how to concisely convey complex issues and why this...