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Dec 05, 2015 In a letter to the United States Congress, CVP Core Faculty Member Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS highlights key facts and her support for the recent report released by the National Hunger Commission on national food security levels. The letter can be seen here. Below is a brief excerpt:
The Report concentrates on an especially high-risk population—households that are very low food secure (referred to in the report as “hungry”). As we turn our focus to developing solutions to hunger in the US, we must remember that in addition to the 5.6% of the US population that is very low food secure, an additional 8.4% are low food secure and approximately 13% are marginally food secure.

Dec 18, 2015 CVP Manager Purba Chatterjee, MSc was just named a UCSF Dean's Diversity Leader. As a member of the Diversity Leader workgroup her focus will be on - Focus Area 5: Increase the diversity of discovery topics, clinical research and the scientific workforce to provide better insights into the health and health care needs of our increasingly diverse population. Congratulations Purba!

Dec 23, 2015 Webinar — Using Medi-Cal Data to Improve Care for Serious Mental Illness - 2pm, January 12, 2016
CVP Associate Faculty Christina Mangurian, MD will be one of the presenters at an upcoming California HealthCare Foundation webinar discussing how data have been used to better understand the characteristics and needs of Medi-Cal enrollees with serious mental illness (SMI), and to evaluate programs aimed at improving care and outcomes for this population.

Dec 23, 2015 CME Event - Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients in the Era of Health Reform - March 10 - 12, 2016
Designed for the contemporary health care team, courses will cover the treatment and prevention of chronic illnesses, integration of medical and behavioral health, and innovative models of care that address disparities. Barriers to care associated with low health literacy, limited English proficiency, intimate partner violence, and food insecurity will be explored. Special emphasis will be placed on chronic pain management, substance abuse, severe mental illness, and the identification of and response to complex post-traumatic stress. Register Now

CVP Director Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and several other CVP faculty will be speaking at the CME event sponsored by the Center for Vulnerable Populations and the California Healthcare Foundation.

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