Blue Shield of California funds mental health workers in schools

December 03, 2019
Amid growing concern about mental health among teens, Oakland health insurer Blue Shield of California has committed $10 million to improve access to mental health services in the state’s public schools.

Finding the Right Care in the Right Place at the Right Time

November 25, 2019
A program to aid Stanislaus County, California transports individuals having a mental health crisis to a crisis center for prompt, appropriate treatment.

Two New Faculty Members Join IHPS

November 19, 2019
Hilary Seligman (Core faculty)

Medicare for all

November 17, 2019
Is it possible to have a health care system that's affordable and provides coverage for everyone in the US? In a recent JAMA Article, Andrew Bindman, MD, professor of medicine at UCSF’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, discusses the choices that need to be made to help achieve...

Views and Experiences of Serious Illness and End-of-Life Care

November 15, 2019
Most people will experience serious illness at some point in their lives — as a patient, a caregiver, or a friend or family member. In 2019, the California Health Care Foundation commissioned a statewide survey to better understand the type of medical care and services Californians would prefer to...

Decision Making for Bilateral Mastectomy for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients

November 12, 2019
An In-Visit Decision Aid for Surgeons to Address Decision Making for Bilateral Mastectomy for Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients Authors: Katharine Yao, Jeff Belkora, Clara Lee, Kristine et al. Breast Oncology First Online: 17 October 2019 Few decision aids for newly diagnosed breast cancer...

Trends in Adolescent Birth Rates in California

November 12, 2019
Trends in Adolescent Birth Rates in California: Examining the Influence of Community Characteristics Through Geographic and Temporal Analysis Authors: Jennifer Yarger; Nancy F. Berglas, DrPH; Mary Campa, PhD; Marina Chabot, MSc; Martha J. Decker, DrPH.Journal of Adolescent Health, November, 2019

Sugary Drink Ban Tied to Health Improvements at UCSF Medical Center

November 01, 2019
A workplace ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages led to a 48.5 percent average reduction in their consumption and significantly less belly fat among 202 participants in a study by researchers at the UC San Francisco.  Elissa Epel, PhD, lead author of the 10-month study that looked at...

PRL-IHPS Faculty Julia Adler-Milstein is among four UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2019

October 21, 2019
Four UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 100 new members and 10 international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

30th Annual Health Economics Conference

October 19, 2019
30th Annual Health Economics Conference (Oct 17-18, 2019)