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CHOICE Transportation Pilot Program

Pilot Program for Potrero Hill Health Center and Southeast Health Center Patients CHOICE Transportation Program is a three-year pilot program designed to improve the transportation access of Potrero Hill Health Center and Southeast Health Center patients to health clinics, pharmacies, healthy food options, and other key locations. The program aims to improve health outcomes by [...]

Non-violent Communication

Dr. Zea Malawa reviews implicit bias in the medical practice with our providers. She describes how individuals feel differently about similar scenarios with different races and offers solutions to observe without bias. She describes what providers can do with their observations, feelings, needs, and requests to provide better care to patients. NVC for QPM

Smarter Screening for Prostate Cancer

Physicians Matthew Cooperberg, Nynikka Palmer, and Dean Schillinger collaborate to provide an overview of screening for prostate cancer in Primary Care. Throughout the presentation, they discuss how to increase rates of early detection of aggressive prostate cancer in high risk men. They also discuss how to reduce under-treatment of high-risk disease and unnecessary treatment of [...]

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Kidney Transplantation

Dr. Grubbs presents on the racial and ethnic disparities that come along with a kidney transplant. She also reviews data on disparities on people who donate kidneys and how kidneys are allocated among patients. Furthermore, Dr. Grubbs shares the individual, provider, and system level barriers to kidney transplants. Lastly, she provides potential strategies providers can [...]

Black/African American Health Initiative – the Provider Role

Dr. Ayanna Bennett, Director of Interdivisional Initiatives, provides an interactive presentation that introduces the Black/African American Health Initiative and the important and powerful role providers play in their health. Dr. Bennett describes implicit bias and anti-bias strategies such as Self-critique and Correct Power Imbalances. She dives into how history connects to health among African [...]

Laura’s Law Offers Option to Family Members

Statement by Barbara A. Garcia, Director of Health-Click here to view document. SAN FRANCISCO (July 8, 2014) -- With today’s progress toward passage of Laura’s Law, or Assisted Outpatient Treatment, San Francisco is closer to providing another intervention for family members who are concerned for the welfare of their loved ones who struggle with severe [...]

Flu season is right around the corner. Now is the time to protect yourself against the flu virus

Press Release-October 15, 2015 Contact: Nancy Sarieh nancy.sarieh@sfdph.org 415-997-9246 Flu season is right around the corner Now is the time to protect yourself against the flu virus San Francisco, CA – Bay Area Health Officers encourage all residents to get a flu shot this year before flu season sets in.  Most seasonal flu disease occurs [...]