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CalWORKs Home Visiting Program: A lifeline for families during the pandemic

August 16, 2022
California has the nation’s highest rate of poverty, with a third of Californians living in or near the poverty line. The situation would be even worse without services provided by the state’s social safety net program, CalWORKs. But, how were CalWORKs services affected by the pandemic? An...

Leadership Transition in the Department of Family and Community Medicine

By UCSF School of Medicine on July 11, 2022
Kevin Grumbach, MD is stepping down as Chair of the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine, after serving in the role since 2003. Megan Mahoney, MD will assume the role of Chair, effective September 12, 2022.

Black people in the U.S. are twice as likely to face coercion, unconsented procedures during birth

By University of British Columbia on June 23, 2022
Black people in the U.S. are twice as likely as white people to be coerced into procedures during perinatal and birth care, and to undergo them without their explicit consent, according to a new study by researchers at the UC San Francisco (UCSF) and at University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Birth...

UCSF Health & Human Rights Initiative honored by the SF Immigrant Rights Commission

June 13, 2022
UC San Francisco’s Health and Human Rights Initiative (HHRI) has been named a recipient of a 2022 Immigrant Leadership Award from the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission. The awards are given each year in recognition of local immigrant leaders for their extraordinary contributions as...

2022 J. Rodnick Forum: Recordings now available.

June 01, 2022
Did you miss our annual J. Rodnick Colloquium? You can watch the opening and closing sessions below.  

FCM's Abbey Cliffe named UCSF Clinical Research Coordinator of the Year

May 23, 2022
FCM's Abbey Cliffe has been named UCSF’s 2022 Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) of the Year.

FCM's Shira Shavit and Hoa Su receive UCSF Founders Day Awards

May 22, 2022
UCSF Family and Community Medicine's Shira Shavit, MD, and Hoa Su, MPH, have been named recipients of UCSF’s 2022 Founders Day Awards. Shira is the Executive Director of The Transitions Clinic Network, a UCSF and San Francisco Public Health Foundation program that addresses the both health and...

Study shows family medicine physicians face many barriers to providing medical abortions

By UC Davis Health on May 18, 2022
Doctors cite resistance from institutions and government restrictions that block patients from accessing abortion pills  Source: UC Davis Health

School segregation harms Black children’s health, well-being

By Linda Apeles, Jess Berthold, UCSF News on April 18, 2022
Black youth who attend racially segregated schools are more likely to have behavior problems and to drink alcohol than Black youth in less segregated schools, according to a UC San Francisco study published in Pediatrics.

Early career faculty members recognized for advancing equity and health justice

March 08, 2022
Cory Johnson, MD, MPH, Folashade “Flo” Wolfe-Modupe, MD, MPH, Adrian Tomes, MD (L-R) will each receive $150,000 in funding over two years.The UCSF Department of Family and Community M

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