Communities are really important when you’re trying to drive health. Communities have different values; they have different ways of approaching things like exercise, diet, healthy behaviors. And so, a lot of health is local. So having a local medical school that can serve that community and interact with that community is a positive. On the other hand, there is a coalition of all the UC medical centers and the medical schools called UC Health, and increasingly UC Health is trying to drive the health of California.

Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Chancellor of UCSF and soon-to-be CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Health


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