Jennifer Yarger appeared before Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health

July 02, 2019
Informational Hearing: California’s Reproductive Health Needs Jennifer Yarger, Social Demographer at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, appeared on June 27 to give testimony before the California State Assembly Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health. Link to Video Clip...

Study: Stay in School to Skip Heart Disease

June 25, 2019
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and the new findings suggest addressing social factors like education may be key for health care providers and policymakers seeking to improve heart disease outcomes. "Interventions outside the health care system can have powerful and long-...

Aging in Community: Strategies for LGBTQ Seniors and Beyond

June 20, 2019
Jason Flatt leads a discussion at the Commonweath Club about the challenges and new opportunities facing LGBTQ seniors. We'll hear about the latest research into what seniors need to age and thrive at home, even if their health worsens or they experience cognitive changes. Our panelists will also...

Nurse Practitioners Can Help Close California’s Primary Care Gap

June 20, 2019
According to a September 2018 paper in Health Affairs, “Nurse practitioners are well prepared to help fill care gaps arising from shortages of primary care physicians in California.” Those shortages have the greatest effect on the nearly 8 million Californians living in the state’s 640 primary...

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: