Leveraging UC faculty expertise to improve health equity through evidence-based policy
Improving health for California's most vulnerable populations
Chartering a pathway for health equity in California
The California Program on Access to Care is a state-wide research translation center that provides a critical link between the University of California and the state's health policy community. Created by the University of California Office of the President at the behest of the California Legislature, CPAC builds on the university's public service mission and seeks to improve health equity in California through the translation of UC and California State University (CSU) faculty research evidence into policy and practice.
3.7 million people remain uninsured today, and two UC Berkeley School of Public Health Professors, Dr. Richard Scheffler and Dr. Stephen Shortell, have a solution.
CPAC continues to accept consultation requests from Legislative committees, caucuses, and offices on a rolling basis. CPAC is supporting Quick Strike Consultations linking multiple UC faculty to engage with the Select Committee (link is external) on the Social Determinants of Health.
The California Program on Access to Care is back in action in 2019 with a new consultation program that provides the California State Legislature rapid access to UC faculty expertise for health policy development,