UC San Francisco

For Support Of The Center For Reproductive Health Research And Policy

Overview
This grant to the University of California at San Francisco would support the Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy in its efforts to promote reproductive health worldwide through research, training, and policy analysis. The Center focuses its work in five major areas: family planning and contraceptive development, safe abortion, adolescent reproductive health and sexuality, maternal health, and HIV/AIDS and STI prevention and care. It develops preventive solutions to the most pressing reproductive health problems in both the United States and abroad through innovative applied research projects, communication of its findings to relevant audiences, and training programs for the next generation of reproductive health researchers, clinicians, and other professionals. The Center houses researchers with distinguished records in their field, making it a leading center of academic excellence in reproductive health research.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.ucsf.edu 
Address
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco c/o Office of Sponsored Research 490 Illinois Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94143-0000, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the 2014 Global Conference on Social Franchising for Health  
The Global Health Group at the University of California at San Francisco conducts research on the provision of health services around the world, with a particular focus on the extent and quality of health services provided by the private sector. This grant to the Global Health Group would support the 2nd conference on best practices for social franchising in health in October 2014 in the Philippines. Health social franchise programs use a commercial franchise model to improve access to and the quality of public health services in privately-run, and increasingly government, health clinics – many of which specialize in reproductive health. This conference in the Philippines will target 170 implementers, donors, policy-makers, and academics and feature successful practices in health financing, performance measurement, use of technology and ways to strengthen links to the public health system.
for a study on contraception in community colleges in Texas and California  
This grant will support a research project that is assessing an intervention to improve access to contraceptive services for young women attending community college in Texas. The project will explore how access to contraceptive services and prevention of unintended pregnancy can improve young women’s confidence in achieving their educational and career aspirations and support them to complete their degree on time and successfully enter the paid labor force. (Substrategy: Economic Opportunity)

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