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For many families, life is a little too sweet. Popular drinks like soda, sports drinks and chocolate milk have lots of sugar, which can lead to serious negative health outcomes like diabetes and dental caries. Learn how to avoid the sugar in popular beverages by choosing to drink the most refreshing, inexpensive and life-sustaining drink in the world: water!

News & Highlights

  • CHARM collaborator Pamela Ling’s creative work to reduce smoking among hipsters was recently featured in the NIH News Briefing and on KQED. Dr. Ling has worked with a marketing agency to create an anti-smoking brand called “Commune” that specifically targets hipsters through strategic social branding. Her work is also a part of the recently launched San Francisco Cancer Initiative. Read more here and here.
  • CVP Core Faculty Margot Kushel recently had a perspective paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine discussing the way permanent supportive housing for homeless people is framed in public discourse. You can access the article here: Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless People—Reframing the Debate.
  • CVP is sponsoring a first-of-its-kind Promoting Research in Social Media and Health Symposium (PRISM Health Symposium) on Friday, December 2, 2016. The PRISM Health Symposium will bring together 60-80 researchers from across academia and industry who are actively engaged in social media and health-related research. Special thanks to CVP Core Faculty and Director of the Health Information Technology Program Urmimala Sarkar, CVP Associate Faculty Courtney Lyles, and CVP staff Gem Le who are members of the PRISM Health Planning Committee.

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CVP Spotlight

  • Precision Public Health Summit – June 2016

    You can link to the full report from the Summit here, Precision Public Health Summit Report June 6-7, 2016.

    UC San Francisco hosted a Precision Public Health Summit, a partnership with the White House and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss how precision medicine approaches can be successfully applied in the public health arena to improve population health and equity.

    The video above provides a short summary of the summit's highlights.

    The videos below show highlights from the Precision Public Health Summit held June 6-7, 2016.

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