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Street children and youth are a vulnerable and often stigmatized group at risk for many negative health outcomes. Despite being disproportionately affected by the HIV pandemic, they have been generally neglected in HIV more...
The UC Berkeley Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) has been awarded research funding of $2.2 million to examine the impact on diabetes prevention and management of a nationwide initiative to more...
How many young people are homeless in California?  This question propelled the We Count, California! team to conduct a two-year technical assistance project to help communities across California obtain a better estimate of more...
Not long after Berkeley became the first city in the country to levy an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, questions arose about whether the move would have its desired effect by increasing the retail price of soda. more...
Two recent studies by members of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology provide evidence that the reference payment model, an emerging form of consumer cost sharing, may reduce spending on ambulatory surgery without more...
On Monday, October 5, the Binational Policy Forum on Migration and Global Health will launch the 15th annual Binational Health Week (BHW),an annual week-long series of health promotion and health education activities that more...
On Monday, September 14, We Care Solar was announced as the first-ever winner of a $1 million grant by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). We Care Solar, a non-profit organization that more...
Professor Malcolm Potts believes two existential questions will dominate the lives and careers of today’s undergraduate students as the 21st century progresses. "First, can the global economy move become biologically more...
A new study by UC Berkeley researchers establishes for the first time a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer. UC Berkeley researchers have linked bovine leukemia virus, a cancer- more...
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a key culprit responsible for the fluid loss and resulting shock that are the hallmark of severe—and potentially fatal—dengue virus infections.  A team more...
While the fields of modern city planning and public health emerged together in the nineteenth century to address urban inequities and infectious diseases, they were largely disconnected for much of the 20th century. In the more...
United States service members who served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq faced constant risk of injury and death during deployment, as well as repeated disruption of connections with family members and friends—often more...
A new study, published in the August issue of Health Affairs, found that states with prior approval authority over health insurance rates in the individual market experienced a 10 percentage point lower rate of increase in more...
Richard Scheffler, professor of health economics and public policy at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, coedited a special issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (JHPPL) focused on assessing more...
Kirk R. Smith, professor of global environmental health at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, is one of three recipients of the 2014 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award. He was recognized for his leadership in research and more...
In effort to study high-performing health care systems and their ability to adopt and implement evidence-based medicine, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is establishing three National Centers of more...
Can a patient go from 132 visits to an emergency department in one year to zero visits in 10 months? Would it take a major corrective surgery or a new cure-all drug to accomplish this feat? Actually, in the case of one more...
A recent study by health economists examined the economic impact of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in sub-Saharan Africa. The findings, published in the June issue of Health Affairs, were that PEPFAR more...
Researchers from UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health analyzed 281 schools in California that participated in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program from 2006 to 2012, and matched them to 709 more...
A study published today in Environmental Health Perspectives outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk. In addition to developing the chemical testing more...

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