Budget Agreement Sets California on New Course for Public Health, Equity

After a Decade of Disinvestment, California will Begin to Rebuild Local Public Health Capacity, Develop Pipeline of Future Public Health Workers to Deliver Health Equity SACRAMENTO, CA — California Can’t Wait (CACantWait), a coalition of public health officials, local leaders, frontline workers,...

PhD student Lucia Abascal models public health communications in Spanish – and wins

The most successful scientists can describe their research succinctly and without jargon, allowing them to convey to patients, research participants, journalists, philanthropists and policy makers why their work matters. The UCSF Grad Slam offers UCSF students the chance to begin learning how to...

5K for Vaccine Equity Raises $23,000 for COVAX

By Taytum Sanderbeck, Digital Communications Specialist, UPIEA on [created]
On a cold, sunny morning in March, more than 100 people from the IGHS community arrived at Crissy Field in San Francisco for a 5k race fundraiser for vaccine equity. UCSF’s Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action (UPIEA) hosted this event to raise money for the Get1Give1 vaccine campaign...

Community-centered Approaches to Vaccine Communications (Video)

By UCSF Institute for Global Health Science on [created]
Luis Gutierrez Mock, Public Health Specialist with UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action, partnered with UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) and a panel of experts from across the globe to discuss their experiences with vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. 

IGHS's COVID work expands to include watching for new emerging viruses in high-risk countries

By Cameron Scott on [created]
The UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action (UPIEA) is embarking on a new project to work with national ministries of health in Latin American and Middle East and North African countries, with backing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop new viral disease...

Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Combat Racial Bias in Health Care?

By April Dembosky (KQED News) on [created]
When you slip the virtual reality headset over your eyes and take hold of the hand controls, a middle-aged Black woman appears before you. When you move your hands, she moves hers. When you turn your head to the left, so does she. “You are Monique Williams,” the VR narrator says. “Take a look at...

'We Were Frantic': COVID Through the Diary of a Contact Tracer

By April Dembosky (The California Report Magazine) on [created]
Last spring, when the San Francisco Public Library closed its doors after the first statewide pandemic shelter-at-home order, librarian Lisa Fagundes started a new job. She, along with 20,000 other city and state workers, was redeployed to contact tracing duty.

Coinfection, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and Influenza: An Evolving Puzzle

By Sara Covin, George W Rutherford , December 2020 on [created]
The co-circulation of influenza virus and the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) this autumn and winter has the potential for taxing inpatient and intensive care capacity [1] and has led to calls for increasing influenza vaccination [2]. This is far and away the most...

Wanna make $57K? Salesforce, UCSF create online course to find COVID 'contact tracers'

By Ron Leuty on [created]
The free, 3.5-hour course allows participants to earn a certification "badge" and can move on to more in-depth training as part of a public health army reaching out to people potentially exposed to the Covid virus.

UCSF IGHS COVID-19 Research Watch

A cohort of dedicated faculty, staff and students have put together a weekly summary of original COVID-19 research focused on public health, including epidemiology, non-pharmaceutical interventions, and presentation patterns, provided by the UCSF IGHS COVID-19 Research Watch Team.