Population Health and
Health Equity at UCSF
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the population perspective is more important than ever, as is focused attention on inequities in health and health care.

Our Population Health and Health Equity newsletter features resources, stories, and news that help all of us engage in population health and health equity. This edition features:

  • The new UCSF Health Atlas that uses data to explore social, environmental, and healthcare determinants of health. COVID cases are on the health atlas and updated daily.

Several other  groups  on campus are working to  disseminate COVID-19 resources to   at-risk  populations. Please check out the resources below and stay tuned for future stories on these efforts:

Please contact us if you want to share resources with your colleagues.
CTSI Consultation Services (CS)

Do you need expert advice about biostatistics, study design, or community engagement? CS is providing up to 10 free hours for COVID-19 research projects.

Request a consultation here .
UCSF Health COVID-19 Data

There is a new resource available for people interested in analyzing COVID19-related research questions using UCSF’s EHR data.
Access EHR data for research on COVID-19 here .
COVID-19 research resources and datasets

The UCSF Library compiled a guide of research resources.

Access the guide here .
Vouchers 4 Veggies Program
Vouchers 4 Veggies (V4V) is a healthy food voucher program embedded in underserved communities that allows low-income individuals to purchase fruits and vegetables at partnering retailers, including large grocers, corner stores, and farmers markets.

The V4V program is working hard to address increased needs by getting vouchers to those most susceptible to COVID-19, especially to reduce the need for individuals to leave their homes. 
Read more about the Vouchers 4 Veggies Program here .
Engage a resident or student in your racial justice or health equity projects
The HEAR Justice (Health Equity & Racial Justice) GME Pathway is a new opportunity for residents, fellows and medical students interested in applying an anti racist lens to healthcare.
The Pathway requires that learners attend a 5 day discussion-based didactic course (October 5-9th) and participate in ongoing reflection activities. We are looking for faculty mentors and projects for learners. If you have ideas for projects, are working on a project and would like to work with a learner, or if you just want to learn more, please contact   Jyothi Marbin, MD ( ).
We are pleased to share our new website, the UCSF Health Atlas

Health Atlas currently features data-driven stories on COVID-19, food and housing insecurity, and cancer in Latinx communities. Users can select different characteristics, create custom areas to learn about specific geographies of interest, or compare multiple scenarios at once.
Black medical leaders: Coronavirus magnifies racial inequities, with deadly consequences

Read the OpEd co-signed by School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, here.
Intersections Between Econometric and Epidemiologic Methods for Assessing Impact of Policies and Interventions on Population Health

Online Web Conference
April 29, 2020
9 AM-10 AM
Register here .
Structural Competency Innovations and Opportunities in the Era of COVID19

Part 3: Global Responses

On-line Web Conference
May 2, 2020
8 AM-9 AM
Register here.

Part 2 Racial Inequalities in COVID testing, treatment, and death
View webinar here .

Part 1 Supply Chain, Protecting Healthcare Workers, Housing Rights, Harm Reduction, and Mental Health
View webinar here .
COVID-19 Resources for Community-Based Partners

Webinars supported by the UCSF Center for Community , the LatinX Center of Excellence , and the CTSI .

Webinars posted here