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What We Learned: Our Public Health System with SFDPH Director Grant Colfax

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3092 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Our Dept. of Public Health is emerging from a once in a century pandemic. What was it like to run the department and what have we learned?

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The San Francisco Department of Public Health took on a much larger role in our lives in 2020.

Manny's welcomes the Director of Health, Dr. Grant Colfax, to discuss the increased role of the department over the last year, the lessons the learned, and how to move forward here in San Francisco.

What responsibilities does the Director of Health have during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Which policies were most effective in saving lives here?

How do we manage public health locally during a global crisis?

Which lessons from the last year will lead to better decisions in the future?

Where does the SFPDH go from here? Are we more prepared now?

The structure of this event will be about 45 minutes of discussion with Dr. Colfax following by small break out groups where YOU can meet some new folks and discuss what you just heard. We hope to help solicit a more collaborative discussion and hear the diverse stories in our city.

Manny's never turns away anyone for lack of funds. To receive a complementary ticket just email the word "grapefruit" and the title of this event to tomas@welcometomannys.com.

This event will be in person at Manny's but there will also be a Zoom link ticket for those who'd like to tune in digitally from the comfort of their home.

About Dr. Colfax:

Grant Colfax, MD, is Director of Health for the City and County of San Francisco. For the past thirty years, Dr. Colfax has strived to improve health and wellness through his work in clinical medicine, research, policy and administration. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1997, he joined the San Francisco Department of Public Health where his focus was on researching and implementing HIV prevention interventions. As Director of HIV Prevention and Research, he emphasized bringing an evidence-based, community-informed approach to addressing gaps in HIV care and prevention.

From 2012 to 2014 he was a member of the Obama Administration, serving as Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy. As the President’s primary adviser on domestic HIV policy, he coordinated Federal efforts to implement the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. From 2015 to 2019 he was Director of Marin County’s Health and Human Services, leading the Public Health, Social Services and Behavioral Health divisions, with a focus of increasing health and wellness equity in Marin.

He became director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health in February 2019, overseeing the city’s largest department with a $2.3 billion dollar budget and more than 8,000 employees, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, 14 primary care clinics, behavioral health services, and population health and prevention.

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