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.

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:

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...