Our department's mission is to educate students and residents in family
medicine with an emphasis on meeting the needs of the economically disadvantaged
and the medically underserved; to advance knowledge in family and community
medicine; and develop methods of primary care that are effective, efficient,
and accessible to all people.
Edited by Drs. Lucia Sommers and John Launer, Clinical Uncertainty in Primary Care: The Challenge of Collaborative Engagement, explores how to address and engage clinical uncertainty through carefully managed communication with patients, and highlights the benefits of collegial collaboration and support.
Using Social Marketing to Increase Awareness of the African American Infant Mortality Disparity, written by Jennifer Rienks and Geraldine Oliva, has been published in Health Promotion Practice. The article describes findings from an evaluation conducted by the Family Health Outcomes Project at UCSF to assess if San Francisco Public Health Department’s social marketing campaign increased awareness of the city’s African American infant mortality disparity among African Americans living in four San Francisco neighborhoods. The full article is available here >>
Article on obesity by Christina Palmer, FCM second year resident, published in the Huffington Post. Read more >>
Diana Coffa, one of our faculty members based at SFGH, had an article published the San Francisco Chronicle. It is an informative and pragmatically wise guide to healthful eating and well worth reading. Read more here >>
Congratulations to Clarissa Kripke, recipient of the Chancellor's Diversity Award for Disability Service. More information available here.
Congratulations to Christine Dehlendorf, recipient of a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) award for her study, “Patient-Centered Support for Contraceptive Decision Making”. Press release is available here.
As a result of her work forwarding the field of global health education and community-based engagement, FCM faculty member Dr. Jessica Evert has been appointed to the AAFP Center for International Health Initiatives (CITI) Advisory Board.
LA Times article highlights patient experiences at the SFGH Urgent Care Center. Patient Advisor David McClure and Todd May are featured in the article. Read more>>
Dr. Roger Pitzen awarded the Palm Drive Health Care Foundation's Hero in Health Care Award. Read more>>
LA Times article highlights patient experiences at the SFGH Urgent Care Center. Patient Advisor David McClure and Todd May are featured in the article. Read more >>