What's behind our name?
We are an innovative research center focused on the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in populations for whom social factors place them at increased risk for poor health or inadequate healthcare. Communities may be considered vulnerable because of a variety of factors, including poverty, limited language or literacy, recent immigration, homelessness, disability, racial or ethnic minority status, and many other factors. Multiple vulnerabilities may intersect to place a community at particular risk for poor health or inadequate healthcare. These same groups also demonstrate considerable strengths that can be harnessed to improve health.
At CVP, we believe that by understanding what makes some groups at greater risk for poor health and inadequate healthcare and using this understanding to target disease prevention, health promotion, and disease management strategies, we can achieve better health for all.
News & Highlights
CVP Director Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo is leading a partnership between UCSF & Northern California Kaiser on new NIH Center addressing stroke disparities between blacks and whites.
Dr. Schillinger interviewed on Our Health Literacy Out Loud to discuss what jargon is and why it is often a problem in health communication along with recommendations about ways to more clearly communicate about health, between patients and doctors. To listen to the podcast of the interview click here
Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Pamela Coxson, PhD quoted in NYTimes article on their research into health effects of sodium, Sodium, Hiding in Plain Sight
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CVP Researcher Tekeshe Mekonnen presented to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on 5/14/2013 on her research into the potential health impact of a penny per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages using the Coronary Heart Disease Policy Model. You can see her presentation here, Click on ‘Video’ for 5/14/13, then fast forward to 04:16:23. After her presentation all present supervisors voted in favor of supporting a California state bill to implement a penny per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages.