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News & Highlights

  • CVP Co-Founder and Director of the CVP Communications Program Dr. Dean Schillinger was recently awarded The James Irvine Foundation 2016 Leadership award for his work in creating The Bigger Picture. Congratulations Dean!

    The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize individuals who are advancing innovative and effective solutions to critical California issues. The Foundation provides each recipient's organization with $200,000 to support his or her work benefiting the people of California, and helps recipients share their approaches with policymakers and practitioners.

    The Bigger Picture is a collaboration between Youth Speaks, and the University of California, San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations designed to combat the rising epidemic of Type 2 diabetes by empowering youth to change the conversation about the disease, and work to change the social and environmental factors that have led to its spread.
  • 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.   Read more »
  • 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.   Read more »

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CVP Spotlight

  • CVP Core Faculty Margot Kushel, MD recently had her article "How the homeless population is changing: it's older and sicker" published in the online magazine The Conversation. Margot Kushel is an expert on healthcare utilization by the homeless and a primary care physician at San Francisco General Hospital.
    From the article:What policymakers and the general public need to recognize is that the homeless are aging faster than the general population in the U.S. This shift in the demographics has major implications for how municipalities and health care providers deal with homeless populations.   Read more »

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