We are in the midst of an invisible health care epidemic, one in which thousands of people each year incur greater suffering and loss of life from illness than their counterparts. Despite decades of work, advances in biomedical science and health care delivery to save lives and reduce suffering have not eliminated disparities in health outcomes related not only to race and ethnicity, but also gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.
Using the same scientific rigor, collaborative work, and creative problem solving that allowed UC San Francisco (UCSF) to tackle the AIDS epidemic, our scientists, educators, policy experts and clinicians are leading the way to address the health care injustice epidemic. UCSF is committed to identifying, studying and solving the root causes of this epidemic so that all who reside in this country receive high-quality care that leads to the best possible health outcomes.
Our panel will showcase current and future generations of UCSF faculty and physicians who have identified promising strategies to eliminate health disparities using education, biomedical science, public health, policy and other disciplines. Their commitment and groundbreaking work exemplifies UCSF’s commitment to its advancing health worldwide mission.