- Not So Sweet. Confronting the Health Crisis from
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in California
An issue brief from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) based on research by the CVP, looks at the projected health and economic benefits of a reduction in consumption of Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) in California, brought about by an excise tax on SSBs.
Listed below are the two studies from the CVP that informed this brief:
- Wang YC, Coxson P, Shen YM, Goldman L, Bibbins-Domingo K. (2012). A Penny-per- ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would cut health and cost burdens of diabetes. Health Aff (Millwood) 31: 199-207.
- Mekonnen TA, Odden MC, Coxson PG, Guzman D, Lightwood YC, Bibbins-Domingo K. (2013). Health benefits of reducing sugar-sweetened beverage intake in high risk populations of California: results from the cardiovascular disease (CVD) policy model. PLoS One 8(12): e81723.
- Food Insecurity and Diabetes Prevention and Control in California
This issue brief was developed by Hilary K. Seligman, MD, MAS an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital.
Food insecurity in California substantially impedes progress in diabetes prevention and control efforts and contributes to widening socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in diabetes incidence. Food insecurity, a phenomenon that affects the entire household, is also an important contributor to the heightened risk of diabetes among Californians. Strategies at the State, county, and local level can help reduce the burden of food insecurity across California. Such strategies will likely translate into decreased progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes and decreased diabetes complications in the low-income communities disproportionately burdened by the disease.
- The Inextricable Connection Between Food Insecurity and Diabetes
Many of us understand diabetes to be a chronic condition related to the production of insulin, which is associated with what we eat. What we may not appreciate is how food insecurity, or the lack of reliable access to food, is a major risk factor in the onset of diabetes. This policy brief describes the interplay between food insecurity and the onset and management of diabetes, and underscores the need for a comprehensive framework to alleviate poverty and increase access to healthy foods.
- The inextricable connection between food insecurity & Diabetes Webinar PPT Slides
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
CVP faculty Dr. Hilary Seligman contributed to this report on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with the Institute of Medicine. Learn more at IOM.edu.
- An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Value of Community-Based Prevention
CVP Director Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo contributed to this report on community based prevention interventions outside of a clinical/hospital setting to address the social and environmental determinants to the rise of chronic diseases. Learn more at IOM.edu.
- The Other Side of the Coin: Attributes of a Health Literature Healthcare Organization
CVP faculty member Dr. Dean Schillinger wrote this report on the importance of health literacy in health provider organizations. Learn more at IOM.edu.
- Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations
CVP faculty member Dr. Dean Schillinger contributed to a discussion paper on the top ten attributes of a health literate health care organization. Learn more at IOM.edu.