June 16, 2016

The Public Health Institute recently analyzed the latest County Health Rankings report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Public Health Institute. Read more about how counties in California fare on income distribution, racial segregation and more. 


June 16, 2016

On November 13, 2015 Renee Navarro, MD, PharmD, Vice Chancellor Diversity and Outreach, UCSF and Rene Salazar, MD, Director of Diversity for GME, UCSF presented on how racism and implicit bias affect medical education and clinical practice. The event was sponsored by the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program, the Center for Excellence in Primary Care and STEP UP. 

Audio and slides are available for viewing through the Webex link below.

June 15, 2016

Health starts with housing, at least for medically fragile individuals.

February 14, 2016

​It’s a “social determinants of health” argument from another angle: by providing radically more comprehensive social services to the homeless, Utah has saved money through reduced emergency room visits and police intervention. The state’s efforts are a flagship success for the “housing first” approach to treating chronic homelessness. Read more in this extensive piece by Mother Jones.