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CHPR offers affiliated faculty our knowledge and experience in various research methods, policy analyses and research administration.

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Research spotlight

Exploring emergency-primary care team partnership to improve opioid treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded us a grant to develop and test a team-based strategy to improve treatment for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The focus will be on the long-term use of buprenorphine, a potent treatment for OUD. Led by Stephen Henry, associate professor of internal medicine, our research team will help design an intervention that supports low-income and other vulnerable patients who seek OUD care in emergency departments.

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  • September 2023

    Neck pain? The provider you see first affects tests, imaging and follow-up care

    A study led by a team from the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research found that the specialist you see first for your neck pain has a big impact on how your condition gets diagnosed and treated.

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  • August 2023

    Exploring emergency-primary care team partnership to improve opioid treatment

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research a grant to develop and test a team-based strategy to improve treatment for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The $1 million grant will help design an intervention that supports low-income and other vulnerable patients who seek OUD care in emergency departments.

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  • August 2023

    Pilot program turns ‘whole health’ research into practice

    A 15-week pilot program, based on an innovative “whole health” approach to wellbeing and weight loss, was recently concluded. The program was led by Folsom Clinic staff and a team from the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research.

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  • July 2023

    Diana Farmer appointed to leadership role with the National Academy of Medicine

    Diana Farmer, chair of the Department of Surgery, has been appointed to a prestigious leadership position within the National Academy of Medicine. She is an Advisory Board member and faculty affiliate at the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research.

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  • July 2023

    UC experts help California policymakers understand near-roadway air pollution

    Staff from the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research are helping California policymakers understand near-roadway indoor air pollution. They are part of an initiative to leverage expertise across the University of California to support evidence-based policymaking.

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  • July 2023

    UC Davis Health is advancing tobacco treatment for Medi-Cal members

    The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research received a CA Quits grant and a TRDRP research award that would help support initiatives and resources for people to stop smoking.

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