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. At least six states with high opioid abuse rates also have strong work restrictions that hinder nurse...

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 Public support for single-payer insurance is astoundingly high, with 68 percent in a recent poll placing high importance on achieving it. The most vociferous supporters are progressives and minorities, but single payer garners support from across the...