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Apr 01, 2015 EatSF launches today! EatSF is a free fruit and vegetable voucher program for low-income San Francisco residents. Vouchers are worth $5.00 each and can be used for fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, and herbs at local corner stores within the Tenderloin neighborhood and the Heart of the City Farmers Market. Vouchers are distributed from several community-based organizations Our goals are to allow participants to eat more fruits and vegetables, and to increase the availability of produce at community food stores. EatSF is a CVP supported program with CVP Faculty Hilary Seligman leading the project.

Apr 27, 2015 CVP Seminar Series Presents: "Using Process Mapping to Identify Undermet Needs for Ambulatory Care Physicians Using Electronic Health Records"
Emily S. Patterson, PhD
Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University

In this presentation, two human factors workflow modeling tools, process mapping and goal-means decomposition, were used to visualize insights about how to improve EHR workflow for clinicians in outpatient care settings. The insights identified a wide range of opportunities to improve workflow through enhanced functionality with the EHR and point the way towards how to move from billing-centered to physician-centered EHR support.
Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Location: Center for Vulnerable Populations, 2789 25th Street, Ste. 350, 3rd Floor, San Francisco
Light refreshments will be provided.

Apr 29, 2015 CVP Director Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo recently had an article published in the Washington Post, New Breast Cancer Guidelines Explained. The article explains new recommendations released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS is the Vice Chair of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF),an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications.

Apr 29, 2015 UCSF News Services highlighted a new study by CVP Director Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, CVP Mathematician Pamela Coxson, CVP Statistician David Guzman, and other UCSF and non-UCSF authors. The UCSF article highlights the study's findings that 'statins can help prevent disease in older adults but must be weighed against potentially serious side effects'.
The journal article, Cost-effectiveness and population impact of statins for primary prevention in adults aged 75 years or older in the United States, appears in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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