September Grand Rounds: SF Community-Wide Approach to Advance Care Planning

SF Community-Wide Approach to Advance Care Planning

Jeff Newman, MD, MPH

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While state-of-the-art advance care planning and services are provided through UCSF and other systems, most patients with advanced illness are still not benefiting from palliative care, hospice, and related solutions.  Unmet needs will increase because of our aging population.  We propose that SF providers and community agencies collaborate on a public education and service innovation campaign for our diverse communities.
Jeff is an internist, health services researcher, and Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, UCSF.  A highlight of his training was a mid-career IHPS/IHA health policy fellowship.  After twenty years in the US Public Health Service (including CDC),  he had leadership roles in the SF Department of Public Health, the  Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for California, and the  Sutter Health Institute for Research & Education.  He leads an SF POLST Coalition in collaboration with the SF Medical Society, and is active with the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF.

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