Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Institute for Health Policy Studies - AIDS Resource Program records
Collection number: AR 92-20
Institute for Health Policy Studies - AIDS Resource Program
13 cartons, 2 boxes
17.25 linear ft.
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 represented in the collection:
Collection open for research.
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.
Institute for Health Policy Studies - AIDS Resource Program records. AR 92-20, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library
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
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
(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
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.
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
- MSS 94-69 San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) Records
- MSS 97-03 Richard Bolen Papers
- MSS 2000-06 Nancy (Shaw) Stoller Papers
- MSS 94-01 Women's AIDS Network (WAN) Records
- MSS 96-31 Angie Lewis Papers
- MSS 94-18 John Ziegler Papers
- MSS 91-1 Philip R. Woods Papers
- IHPS-Tobacco Records (unprocessed?)