Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Hosts Health Equity Science Symposium

By Taytum Sanderbeck on February 9, 2024
UCSF’s Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response hosted a symposium on January 25 titled Health Equity: From Lens to Science to inspire collective action to promote better health equity practices and perspectives among researchers in academic settings and with community partners.
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Three Researchers win Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Investigator Seed Awards

By IGHS on June 28, 2023
The Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (CPPR) awarded three recipients the Investigator Seed Award to pursue a new research project that focuses on pandemic preparedness and response and promoting health equity. Each project addresses one or more of CPPR’s Pillars of Impact – readiness,...
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San Francisco Promotores Referral Network wins APHA Community Health Workers Award

By Alyssa Bercasio on February 8, 2023
This year, The San Francisco Promotores Referral Network won the APHA Community Health Workers Award. This award is given at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting to recognize community health workers’ dedication to their work and the benefits they bring to their communities.
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With the right online learning tools, global health training could achieve more with less

By Cameron Scott on January 4, 2023
As Internet technology has evolved, global health practitioners have taken advantage of it to complement in-person healthcare training. But when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, nearly all training programs went fully remote overnight – a dramatic shift that is unlikely to roll back much given the...
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Reflections on the 2022 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo

December 13, 2022
Bringing our cultural humility training to APHA for a second year has been a wonderful reminder that there is interest in the topic and lots more to be done. Elizabeth Rojo, Program Manager UCSF's Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action 
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“I Have to Ask”: A Mixed-Methods Study on the Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data

December 2, 2022
UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action researchers published an article in the January/February 2023 volume of Journal of Public Health Management and Practice titled: “I Have to Ask”: A Mixed-Methods Study on the Collection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Within the San...
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UPIEA Goes to the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo

November 3, 2022
.This year UPIEA is sending five teams to present at the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston on November 6 to 9, 2022. If you'll be there, please join them for one of the sessions listed below! UPIEA Presentation Schedule Schedule PDF

IGHS’ Luis Gutierrez-Mock receives UCSF Chancellor's Award for LGBTQI Leadership

By Taytum Sanderbeck on October 26, 2022
On October 18, IGHS’ Luis Gutierrez-Mock received UCSF’s Chancellor's Award for LGBTQI Leadership. His dedication to advancing LGBTQI equity through local and statewide COVID-19 response, as well as his dedication to equity and inclusion throughout his career, make him an invaluable leader at UCSF...

Erick Goosby on PBS News Hour: Global leaders pledge billions to combat infectious diseases after COVID causes setbacks

By Dr. Alok Patel and Caleb Hellerman on on September 30, 2022
"Alongside the United Nations General Assembly this week, a push for the fight against infectious diseases. Most countries signed on, but the U.K. is a holdout. As special correspondent Dr. Alok Patel reports, with governments’ budgets tightening, there is concern that life saving programs might...

Securing Global Fund Replenishment to avoid another Cassandra moment

By Michel Reid and Eric Goosby on September 30, 2022
Named after the mythical prophetess in Greek mythology who predicted the downfall of Troy but was not believed, the Cassandra complex has been widely ascribed to how many people warned about the threat of an impending pandemic well in advance of the first case of COVID-19, even as little was done...