California braces for elderly boom that could overburden state

June 14, 2019
A silver wave? California braces for elderly boom that could overburden state Joanne Spetz and Janet Coffman, professors at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UC San Francisco, and the UCSF Healthforce Center were interviewed by the Sacramto Bee about California’s health...

Claire Brindis Receives the 2019 Holly Smith Award 

May 30, 2019
Claire Brindis, DrPH, Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, was one of the four recipeints for this year's Holly Smith Award. The Lloyd Holly Smith Award for Exceptional Serviceto the School of Medicine was established in 2000 to recognize exceptional career service...

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.  It is named for...

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...