Why is research critical to improving health of vulnerable populations?
Understanding how various factors put vulnerable communities at risk for poor health and inadequate healthcare allow us to develop innovative strategies to address these factors and improve health. New knowledge about the basic biology of hypertension in young African Americans (an important risk factor for stroke and heart disease) allows us to focus prevention and treatment efforts more effectively in this population. New knowledge about effective use of technologies to improve communication in patients with limited literacy allows for more effective healthcare approaches for the management of diabetes. New knowledge about food insecurity and how this places poor communities at risk for diabetes motivates advocacy around issues of hunger and health.
News & Highlights
CVP Core Faculty and co-founder Dr. Dean Schillinger was featured in a Washington Post article on the new Sugar Science project at UCSF. Click here to visit the new SugareScience.org website.
In this brief video, "How to Talk to Your Patients About Quitting Smoking: A New Video for Health Providers" Steve Schroeder, M.D., UCSF Professor of Medicine and Director of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, discusses the importance of asking, advising and referring smokers to the California Smokers’ Helpline. Dean Schillinger, M.D., Chief, Division of Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, provides a brief demonstration of how to talk to a patient in less than three minutes about quitting smoking.
CVP Core Faculty Dr. Hilary Seligman will be a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Childhood Obesity Bay Area Conference.
There will also be a live performance from The Bigger Picture.
This year's two-day conference will include six keynote addresses, panel discussions, break-out sessions, and a slam poetry performance. COBA 2015 will feature more opportunities in the spirit of Slow Food, such as tastings from sustainable wineries at Friday night's reception, an optional garden tour, and small group dinners.
Date & Time: March 6 - 7, 2015 10am - 4:30pm
Location: UCSF Medical Center, 500 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA
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A new video from the California Health Report, highlights CVP's work!