Doctors Write Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables to Help Low-Income Patients Get Access to Healthy Food

The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a “prescription” for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure.

Dean Schillinger: Helping Kids Slam Diabetes – with Poetry

slide6.jpg Dean Schillinger, MD, a practicing physician at San Francisco General Hospital, worked with the slam poetry nonprofit, Youth Speaks, to create the award-winning “The Bigger Picture" campaign.

Telephone wellness coaching helps members lose weight, study finds

slide_img1.jpg Telephone wellness coaching helps members lose weight, study finds Date:January 26, 2017 Source:Kaiser Permanente Summary:People who voluntarily participated in individual wellness coaching by telephone for weight management lost an average of 10 pounds each and changed their weight trajectories from upward to downward, according to a new study.


The aim of this Center is to actively foster and support translational research in diabetes within health care delivery systems affiliated with the Health Care System Research Network (HCSRN) and the University of California San Francisco.

This center addresses three translational research core areas to improve diabetes care:

  • Health Care Disparities
  • Diabetes and Obesity Prevention
  • Health Information Technology Interventions
  • Safety Net Hospital National Resource

 This center also supports a national resource to improve diabetes prevention and care.