The UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General
Hospital carries out innovative research to prevent and treat chronic
disease in populations for whom social conditions often conspire to both
promote various chronic diseases and make their management more
challenging. Founded in 2006, the CVP is based within the UCSF Department of Medicine
, Division of General Internal Medicine
and is located on the campus of San Francisco General Hospital. Beyond
the local communities it serves, CVP is nationally and internationally
known for its research in health communication and health policy to
reduce health disparities, with special expertise in the social
determinants of health, including literacy, food policy, poverty, and
minority status, with a focus on the clinical conditions of
pre-diabetes, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
The UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) at San Francisco
General Hospital and Trauma Center is dedicated to improving health and
reducing disparities through discovery, innovation, policy, advocacy,
and community partnerships.
The CVP seeks to develop effective strategies to prevent and treat chronic diseases in communities most at risk.