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Oct 14, 2015
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On behalf of Josh Adler, MD, Executive Vice President for Physician Services, UCSF Health and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, UCSF School of Medicine

I am very pleased to announce the establishment of the UCSF Office of Population Health and Accountable Care (OPHAC). As part of the 5 year strategic plan, “UCSF Vision 2020,” UCSF Health has committed to promoting a high-value system of care by engaging with health care partners to form an accountable care organization (ACO) model. The mission of our OPHAC team is to lead and facilitate implementation of population-based at-risk contracts, develop the internal infrastructure and the external relationships to successfully manage ACO and other risk-based contracts and to provide high value care to defined populations of patients.

The senior leadership team for OPHAC is comprised of Kevin Grumbach, MD, Chair of Family and Community Medicine and Vice President for Population Health, Gina Intinarelli, RN PhD, Executive Director and Ami Parekh, MD JD, Executive Medical Director for Population Health and Accountable Care. Read more.


Sep 30, 2015
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Article in US News and World Report highlights the challenges trans patients face in accessing quality health care.  The article features Dr. Madeline Deutsch and the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.  Read more here.


Sep 29, 2015
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The discussion, which took place on September 28, was facilitated by FCM PGY3, Nazneen Uddin.  Panelists included:

-Jess Ghannam, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, who specializes in the impact of war on refugees and children

-Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in San Francisco

-Hatem Bazian, PhD, Editor of the Islamophobia Studies Journal and Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley

-Suzanne Barakat, MD, PGY2 resident in FCM

The event was coordinated by STEP-UP at SFGH and was co-sponsored by the Internal Medicine department.  Read more here.