May 30

To Improve Health, Students Commit to Their Communities

California is known for its great weather, beautiful scenery, and diverse communities. It also ranks a favorable 17 in overall health in the United Health Foundation’s 2014 America’s Health Rankings.

Apr 22

Getting to the Root: Curing our Environment to Cure our Ills

When many of us think about health and how to improve it for ourselves and for others, we envision hospitals, healthy foods, physical activity, and lifesaving devices. But what about visions of clean air, accessible and abundant water, and moderate temperatures?

Transforming Health through Systems Change

Jan 16, 2015
A person’s health is influenced by a multitude of factors, both biological and environmental. Therefore, when looking to improve health outcomes over a sustained period of time, one needs to adopt a systems-based approach and think not only about direct health care delivery, but also about broader, societal factors, which together, make up the health profiles of individuals and communities.

Bringing Women into the Solution: Women's Health Codeathons

Nov 7, 2014

Until recently, I’d never heard the word brogrammer. The term—used to refer to male coders like those in the testosterone-fueled, high-tech development hives in HBO’s Silicon Valley—also embodies a stark truth: There are very few women in digital engineering.