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Guide to the Institute for Health Policy Studies - AIDS Resource Program Records
AR 92-20  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Institute for Health Policy Studies - AIDS Resource Program records
    Dates: 1986-1988
    Collection number: AR 92-20
    Creator: Institute for Health Policy Studies - AIDS Resource Program
    Collection Size: 13 cartons, 2 boxes

    17.25 linear ft.
    Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Abstract: This collection contains the materials collected by the AIDS Resource Program of UCSF's Institute for Health Policy Studies to use as reference materials to meet their goal of providing information and education on the San Francisco Model of HIV/AIDS services and to assist in their analysis of other HIV/AIDS health and social services policies and programs. A large majority of the material in the collection consists of newspaper clippings, magazine and scholarly articles, government publications, grant information. Correspondence, handwritten notes, drafts, and other original materials are scattered throughout the collection.
    Physical location: Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Institute for Health Policy Studies - AIDS Resource Program records. AR 92-20, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM.

    Acquisition Information

    The AIDS Resource Program Records were transferred to the Archives and Special Collections by the Institute for Health Policy Studies, a unit of the University of California, San Francisco

    Organizational History

    Institute of Health Policy Studies The Institute of Health Policy Studies was founded by University of California, San Francisco professor of social medicine and former University Chancellor, Philip R. Lee, M.D., in 1972. It was established as the Health Policy Program with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the University of California. In 1977 the Institute was awarded a five-year grant from the National Center for Health Services Research, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, as the only national Health Services Policy Analysis Center. In February 1981 the University of California Board of Regents designated the Institute as a UCSF campus-wide organized research unit within the University. As of 1985 the Institute's budget was over $3.5 million and has received grants and contracts from over 30 public and private funding agencies for the support of research, teaching, technical assistance, and dissemination activities. The institute expanded from a small group of faculty members focused on federal health policy to a diverse group of faculty, fellows, and professional research staff who represent a broad range of clinical and social science disciplines and methods. In 2005 IHPS faculty have appointments in all four schools at UCSF (medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry). The primary goals of the IHPS are: to conduct policy-oriented research and analysis on a wide range of health issues; to apply research findings to health policy issues at the national, state, and local levels; and to provide education and training opportunities in health policy and health services research.
    Lee, the founder and original director of IHPS, also served as the first president of the seven-person Health Commission for the City and County of San Francisco, established in January 1985. The commission is the governing body for the Department of Public Health of the City and County of San Francisco, and must approve all public health related budget requests submitted to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors.
    AIDS Resource Program Responding to a growing number of visits and requests for information on San Francisco's successful, comprehensive, coordinated AIDS services system, the IHPS submitted a grant of $600,000 to The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create the AIDS Resource Program of the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco. The grant which funded the ARP ran from January 1, 1986 - December 31, 1988.
    Previous to the 1985 grant request the Institute had conducted a series of policy-relevant studies relating to the AIDS epidemic, particularly studies relating to costs and to the organization, management and financing of community-based services. The Institute also initiated several studies on community-based services to help clarify the nature of the community response to the AIDS epidemic. Peter Arno (economics) and Robert Hughes (organizational behavior/sociology) compared New York City and San Francisco's local policy responses to HIV and AIDS. Peter Arno also studied the contributions of the voluntary non-profit sector in San Francisco. Jane Zones (sociology) also produced a study on the responses of individuals that they were informed about the results of their HTLV-III antibody tests.
    The project was under the direction of Philip R. Lee, M.D., Director of the IHPS, and Patricia E. Franks was the Project Coordinator. Three members of the Department of Public Health were directly involved in the program: Dr. David Werdegar, Director of Health; Jeffery Amory, Coordinator of the AIDS Activity Office; and Dean Echenberg, Director of Communicable Disease Control. The faculty of the UCSF AIDS Clinical Research Center, directed by Dr. John Ziegler, Professor of Medicine and Director of Education at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, also played a key role in the project.
    The objectives of the AIDS Resource Program were:
    (1)to provide information and education about the comprehensive HIV service system in San Francisco to individuals and groups from communities throughout the country to enable them to apply lessons learned in San Francisco to their own institutions, agencies, and communities;
    (2)to enhance the capacity of service agencies in the community including the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, VNA/Hospice of San Francisco, and the Shanti Project, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and UCSF to meet the needs of individuals and groups seeking information about HIV programs in San Francisco.
    To meet these objectives the AIDS Resource Program preformed five Project activities:
    (1)development of educational materials describing San Francisco's HIV programs for use in self- or small-group instruction and for distribution;
    (2)development of seminars, training sessions, and continuing education programs for physicians, nurses, dentists, and public health administrators on the organization, financing, and delivery of health and social services for persons with HIV, using San Francisco as a model, but including information on other service programs;
    (3)coordination of visits and technical assistance for health professionals, health care administrators, social service agency directors, health policymakers, and community leaders;
    (4)detailed analysis of HIV health and social services policies and programs, including cost studies; and
    (5)dissemination of information and analyses to public officials, nonprofit agency providers, health professionals, and community leaders throughout the country.
    When the AIDS Resource Program ended on December 31, 1988, information about the HIV epidemic had grown to a point where it was no longer practical to clip and catalogue newspaper, journal and magazine articles. Also other non-profit or for-profit groups were producing newsletters and weekly and monthly compendia of information.
    In addition, many of the community-based organizations to which AIDS Resource Program staff had provided technical assistance and information had become established with their own staff and special service areas.
    However, research into cost and policy issues related to the HIV epidemic remains one of 12 areas of emphasis listed on the IHPS web-site in 2005 with two of the Institute's faculty listing HIV/AIDS as a current research area.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This materials in this collection were organized into two general categories: government files and subject files. The government files have been further broken down into four series: SERIES 1: STATE OF CALIFORNIA; SERIES 2: SAN FRANCISCO CITY AND COUNTY; SERIES 3: STATES AND COUNTRIES; and SERIES 4: UNITED STATES (FEDERAL GOVERNMENT).
    The government files contain information about government policies, legislation, and other information concerning the HIV epidemic as it related to federal state and local government, as well to the international community. These documents were used for general reference by AIDS Resource Program staff and for analyses of health and social programs, legislation, and policies to provide information and technical assistance to health professionals and community organizations around the country. Several grant proposals for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJ Foundation) monies, particularly their AIDS Health Services grant programs are found in Series II: San Francisco City and County, Series III: States and Countries, and elsewhere in the collection. The RWJ Foundation (founded by the founder of the Johnson & Johnson company) with its emphases on: assuring that all Americans have access to quality health care at reasonable cost; improving the quality of care and support for people with chronic health conditions; promoting healthy communities an lifestyles; and reducing the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse (tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs), funded not only the IHPS AIDS Research Project, but many of the other state and local projects represented in this collection.
    SERIES 5: SUBJECT FILES contain newspaper clippings, magazine and journal articles, and various written materials on specific topics related to the HIV epidemic. These files were used for general reference and in the production of the AIDS weekly Reader, a compendium of federal, state and local HIV statistics; journal, magazine and newspapers articles, which provided up-to-date information on the HIV epidemic to 70 selected policymakers, researchers, and program managers throughout the nation. This series is arranged alphabetically.
    The subject files make up the majority of the collection and, within both the subject and governmental files, a significant portion of the items in the collection consist of newspaper clippings. Another significant percentage of the collection consists of academic papers and reprints from a variety of publications or in typed draft form. Some folders also contain whole periodicals, often newsletters but sometime magazines, proceedings or even books. There are also a significant number of grant proposals and some requests for proposals (RFP's) within the collection. Correspondence between IHPS staff and others, or copies of correspondence between third parties can be found in some folders, as can be a variety of government budgetary, statistical and legislative materials. Publicity materials from various agencies: flyers, pamphlets, press releases, and conference announcements also appear throughout the collection. Handwritten meeting notes and other materials appear periodically and some files contain official organizational minutes or other administrative records. There are also 3 oversize posters, one audiotape, and some slides.
    Some of the materials were organized chronologically or reverse chronologically within a given folder, but most had no clear discernable order. For preservation purposes, an attempt was made to isolate the clippings still on newsprint to the front of the file, though some may still be found interspersed among other items. This means that the more original or unique items will usually be found towards the back of the folder, though some folders consist completely of newspaper clippings.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    AIDS (Disease) California
    AIDS (Disease) San Francisco History
    AIDS (Disease) Government Policy United States
    AIDS (Disease) Social Aspects
    AIDS (Disease) Research Government Policy
    California. Dept. of Health Services. Office of AIDS
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    University of California San Francisco. Institute for Health Policy Studies

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