Publications

FACT SHEET: NEW CALIFORNIA GUIDANCE FOR PREP COVERAGE

This fact sheet provides an overview of recently released state and federal guidance implementing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Grade A recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Senate Bill (SB) 159. The fact sheet also outlines the complaint process if a health plan is not in compliance with the new requirements.

PREP ACCESS IN CALIFORNIA: UPDATES ON THE U.S. PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE GRADE A RECOMMENDATION AND SENATE BILL 159

This policy brief is intended to help health care providers and patients better understand how the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Grade A recommendation for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Senate Bill (SB) 159 impact PrEP access in California. The policy brief also outlines the complaint process if a health plan is not in compliance with the new requirements.

Telehealth and HIV care amid the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study in California

Our research center conducted a qualitative study to understand patient, provider and other key stakeholder experiences as clinics rapidly shifted to telehealth care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This brief report outlines the major findings and recommendations from the study.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and mental health care of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in California

This qualitative study explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and access to mental health services from the perspectives of patients living with HIV and providers in California. In a brief report, we outline both the challenges and resiliencies that were shared by study informants and propose recommendations to improve access to patient-centered care.

Advancing racial equity and social justice for Black communities in US tobacco control policy

Systemic racism is a public health crisis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration applies the Population Health Standard in tobacco product review processes by weighing anticipated health benefits against risks associated with a given commercial tobacco product at the population level. However, systemic racism (ie, discriminatory policies and practices) contributes to an inequitable distribution of tobacco-related health benefits and risks between white and Black/African Americans at the population level. This Editorial describe how systemic racism contributes to disparities in tobacco-related outcomes and why these disparities are relevant for population-level risk assessments, then discusses four possible options for Black-centered data standards ... [Read More];

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