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HIV Epidemiology Unit, 415-554-9050

AIDS Surveillance Unit Quarterly Reports (Acrobat)

The AIDS Surveillance Report is published quarterly by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Community Health & Safety Branch, HIV Epidemiology Section.

HIV Epidemiology Unit,
Community Health & Safety Branch, HIV Epidemiology Section, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 500, San Francisco, CA 94102; PH (415) 554-9050, FAX (415) 431-0353

Atlas of HIV/AIDS in San Francisco 2010 (13 MB Acrobat file, please be patient when downloading).

NEW! Interactive web-based HIV/AIDS Atlas

All case data presented on the maps were reported to the San Francisco Department of Public Health HIV Epidemiology Section as of January 5, 2012. Population data for calculating the rates of living HIV/AIDS cases and new HIV diagnoses were obtained from the 2010 Census.

HIV Epidemiology Unit,
Community Health & Safety Branch, HIV Epidemiology Section, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 500, San Francisco, CA 94102; PH (415) 554-9050, FAX (415) 431-0353

Atlas of HIV/AIDS in San Francisco 1981-2000 (Published in 2003)
An epidemiological consequence of the variation in neighborhood characteristics is that HIV/AIDS is not equally distributed across San Francisco.

AIDS Surveillance Unit,
Community Health & Safety Branch, HIV Epidemiology Section, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 500, San Francisco, CA 94102; PH (415) 554-9050, FAX (415) 431-0353

Bosnian Refugees in San Francisco: A Community Assessment  - A project of the Newcomers Health Program of the San Francisco Department of Public Health in collaboration with International Institute of San Francisco (Acrobat, 90 pages; if you're accessing via a modem, please be patient when downloading) 
Refugees from the brutal war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Former Yugoslavia first came to California in 1993 after surviving crushing physical and emotional trauma.  As one of the newest refugee groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, little has been documented on how Bosnian refugees are faring and how they have adjusted to their new country and its health care, education, and employment systems.  This community assessment attempts to present a baseline picture of the Bosnian refugee population in San Francisco County.

Newcomers Health Program
1490 Mason Street #107
San Francisco, CA  94133-4222
Telephone: (415) 364-7647
Fax: (415) 364-7660

 

Building A Healthier San Francisco: 2007 Community Health Assessment
This report is the Web site of  the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, a non-profit agency in San Francisco.  The assessment documents needs and focuses on health improvement by analyzing existing data and providing additional information that will enhance the health of San Francisco residents. The report was produced by a collaborative whose partners include San Francisco hospitals, United Way of the Bay Area, the Department of Public Health, other governmental agencies, health service providers, social service providers, philanthropic foundations and business organizations.

 

Building A Healthier San Francisco: 2004 Community Health Assessment (Acrobat)

NCCC,
email: kwalker@hcncc.orgphone: (415) 616-9990
fax: (415) 616-9992

Calculating Expected Years of Life Lost to Rank the Leading Causes of Premature Death in San Francisco  (Acrobat)
In the years 2003–2004, 6312 men died (73,627 years of life lost), and 5726 women died (51,194 years of life lost). Several of the leading causes of premature deaths in men and women were largely preventable: HIV/AIDS, lung cancer, hypertensive heart disease, suicide, accidental drug overdose, homicide, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and alcohol use disorders. (See also San Francisco Burden of Disease & Injury: Mortality Analysis, 1990 - 1995)

Community Health Epidemiology
101 Grove Street, Room 308
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-554-2576
fax: 415-554-2888

Cancer Incidence Among Residents of the Bayview-Hunters Point Neighborhood, San Francisco, California, 1993-1995  (Acrobat)
As a follow up to the finding by the San Francisco Department of Health that the incidence of breast and cervical cancer among women in Bayview-Hunters Point was elevated during the time period 1988-1992, cancer incidence in the neighborhood was reviewed for the period 1993-1995.  Observed number of cancers were compared with the expected number, based on average number that would have occurred if this neighborhood's residents had the same cancer rate as their counterparts in the Bay Area.

Community Health Epidemiology
101 Grove Street, Room 308
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-554-2576
fax: 415-554-2888

Communicable Diseases in San Francisco, Annual Reports of
The annual surveillance reports summarize notifiable disease reports collected by the Communicable Disease Control Unit (CDCU) of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Demographic profiles are presented for selected diseases on the basis of the burden and severity of disease, public health impact, and specific interest to community health programs. Notifiable disease reports managed by other SFDPH sections are not represented here (i.e., TB, HIV/AIDS, STDs).

Communicable Disease Control & Prevention
415-554-2500 main number
http://www.sfcdcp.org/

Dental Health Report for San Francisco, 1998 (Acrobat - this is a large file, so please be patient when downloading)  This work was undertaken to paint a picture of the dental health status of San Francisco's low-income children and the current dental health service delivery system.

Dental Bureau
101 Grove Street, Room 204
San Francisco, CA  94102

Director of Health's Report on the Comprehensive Environmental Lead Poisoning Prevention Program for the City and County of San Francisco (SF Health Code Article 26 Section 1609) (Acrobat)
The goal of this report is to provide a status report on citywide prevention activities and to identify what is still needed to prevent childhood lead poisoning. Lead poisoning remains an important and avoidable public health problem in San Francisco, even though the number of newly found lead poisoned children has been decreasing. In fact, research on lead toxicity has been extremely active since this report was last published in 1998, and our knowledge of how lead toxicity impacts individuals and our society as a whole is greater at this time.

Children’s Environmental Health Promotion
1390 Market Street, #230
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-554-8930

Eastern Neigbhorhoods Community Health Impact Assessment (ENCHIA) Final Report
The report describes a 18-month collaborative process that assessed the health burdens and benefits of land use planning in the SOMA, Potrero and Mission neigbhorhoods, and made recommendations for health-oriented planning practices.

Environmental Health
1390 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Ethnicity Guidelines: SFDPH Principles for Collecting, Coding, and Reporting Social Identity Data
These guidelines were developed by SFDPH Community Programs epidemiologists, researchers, and analysts who share concerns regarding the collection, coding, reporting, interpretation, and use of social identity indicators. To monitor health outcomes and intervene on behaviors that are the underlying causes of disease and injuries, SFDPH must be able to incorporate changing definitions, relevance, and boundaries that individuals, communities, programs and/or institutions use to identify themselves and others. These guidelines address the following key issues concerning race and ethnicity:

  1. Desire for consistency in grouping or categorizing of race and ethnicity data across time and data regimes.
  2. Need for flexibility to accommodate many different existing data collection practices.
  3. Lack of clarity in the meaning and use of terms defining race and ethnicity.

Contact Maria X Martinez, Co-Chair CASPER at 415-255-3706 or maria.x.martinez@sfdph.org

Families with Children Living in Single Room Occupancy Hotels in San Francisco (Acrobat)

 

Health Impact reported May15, 2001

Census Findings reported October 23, 2001

The Citywide Families in SROs Collaborative came together late in 2000 to address the problem of an increasing number of families with children living in Single Room Occupancy Hotels (SROs) in Chinatown, Tenderloin, Mission, and South of Market (SOMA). The Collaborative decided that in order to gather important information about families in SROs and respond to their needs, a census of families in SROs was necessary as well as a citywide network reflecting the racial, language, cultural, and other demographic diversity of the population.

The Citywide Families in SROs Collaborative

Fetal/Infant Mortality Review Program, 1998 Report (Acrobat file, 17 pgs)  Fetal/Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is an examination and evaluation of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of babies in a community. 

Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Section

Food Program Trends: Summaries

Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Section

Have a Heart: Community Assessment Report: Prevention and Management Cardiovascular Related Chronic Disease among Refugee and Asylee Newcomers in San Francisco

Newcomers Heatlh Program 415-364-7647

Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth in San Francisco  (Acrobat) The purpose of 'The Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth In San Francisco, 1998' report is to assess the health of the child and youth population in San Francisco by identifying key indicators of health status for children and youth.  (See also Snapshot of Adolescent Health in San Francisco)

POPULATION; SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS 

PERINATAL HEALTH

MORTALITY

MORBIDITY

CHILDREN AND YOUTH CRISES

RISK BEHAVIORS

ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES

APPENDIX

Office of Policy and Planning
415-554-2630

Health and Well-Being of San Francisco Unified School District Students, K-12 (November 1999, Adobe Acrobat)

Children, Youth and Families Section

Health Equity and Sustainability Annual Report, 2006

Environmental Health
1390 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Health Programs in Bayview Hunter’s Point & Recommendations for Improving the Health of Bayview Hunter’s Point Residents (Acrobat - 51 pgs)

Office of Director, DPH
415-554-2630

Hepatitis - 2009 SFDPH Chronic Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Infection Surveillance Report

New!

San Francisco Department of Public Health
Communicable Disease Control Unit
Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Section
101 Grove St, Room 408
San Francisco, CA 94102
HUhttp://www.sfcdcp.orgUH

HIV Counseling, Testing, Referral and Partner Counseling and Referral Services (CTR/PCRS) Reports (Acrobat)

The HIV Counseling, Testing, Referral and Partner Counseling and Referral Services (CTR/PCRS) Reports are published yearly by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, AIDS Office, Epidemiology and Evaluation Section and HIV Prevention Section.  They contain all HIV counseling and testing data from participating San Francisco Counseling and Testing sites that report their data to the San Francisco Department of Public Health, AIDS Office. 

To get a printed copy, contact:
Jimmie Naritomi
HIV Prevention Section,
AIDS Office, San Francisco Department of Public Health,
25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102 
Phone (415) 554-9497
Fax (415) 431-7547
Email: james_naritomi@dph.sf.ca.us

HIV Testing Results Summary, January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004 (Adobe Acrobat)

AIDS Office-San Francisco Department of Public Health
25 Van Ness, Suite 500, San Francisco

Housing & Homeless Issues:

Homeless Deaths Identified from Medical Examiner Records  The purpose of this study is to determine the number, characteristics, and causes of homeless deaths that fall within the Medical Examiner's jurisdiction in San Francisco. The results provide current demographic information to the San Francisco Homeless Death Prevention Project (HDPP) and serves as the foundation for the development and implementation of intervention strategies by the HDPP Health Outreach Team.

Office of Policy and Planning
 (415) 554-2630

and

Community Health Epidemiology
101 Grove Street, Room 308
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-554-2576
fax: 415-554-2888

Identifying Factors That Contribute to Longer Term Community Tenure for L-Facility Discharged Clients  (Adobe Acrobat, 45 pgs)  It was in the interest of San Francisco Community Mental Health Services to evaluate the efficacy of its policy to move as many clients as possible from sub-acute facilities to the community.

Community Mental Health Services
415-255-3737

Immunization Services Assessment (Adobe Acrobat), issued by the San Francisco Immunization Coalition.   Immunizations are a cost-saving, preventive measure that protect children from illness and death.  Surveys of childhood immunization rates indicate a steady upward tr5end nationally, statewide, and locally.

San Francisco Immunization Coalition, 415-835-3115

Injuries to San Francisco Seniors: Defining the Problem and Prioritizing Prevention Strategies (Adobe Acrobat)
By understanding the the types and causes of injuries common to San Franciscans aged 65 and over, we can design programs which will reduce or prevent future injuries.  By recognizing the cost and prevalence of injury to seniors, and the fact that most injuries are preventable, we can bring together the professionals, the agencies, communities and resources necessary for successful prevention efforts.

CHIPPS Program, 415-554-2924

Local Data for Local Violence Prevention - Tracking Violent Injuries and Deaths in San Francisco County - San Francisco Violent Injury Reporting System (SFVIRS): Violent Injuries and Deaths in 2001 and Firearm Trend Data from 1999 to 2001 - report issued Spring, 2005 (Adobe Acrobat, 81 pgs)


This report by the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Violent Injury Reporting System (SFVIRS), which covers the calendar year 2001 and reviews firearm trends from 1999 to 2001, is the first of its kind in California to examine homicides, suicides and assaults with a rich level of detail that tells us the who, when, how, where, and why of each violent incident that occurred. In doing so, this report provides an unprecedented comprehensive snapshot of each incident, drawing from more than 200 contributing variables.

San Francisco Violent Injury Reporting System (SFVIRS)

McMillan Stabilization Pilot Project is a medically supervised sobering center designed to divert intoxicated persons from the ED to a 24-hour central facility providing medical screening, comprehensive case management services and linkages to a comprehensive continuum of care.

McMillan Stabilization Program, Barry Zevin, Medical Director, Tom Waddell Health Center, 415-355-7520 or barry_zevin@sfdph.org
For information regarding this report, please contact Maria X. Martinez, Deputy Director of Community Programs, 415-255-3706 or maria_x_martinez@sfdph.org 

Overview of Health Status: Who We Are, How We Live, Our Health

The report was produced by the Planning and Community Health Epidemiology & Disease Control sections of the Population Health and Prevention Division of DPH
For printed copy, contact Community Programs:
415-255-3470

Profile of Injury in San Francisco: 2004 (on the Web site of the San Francisco Injury Center at San Francisco General Hospital.) The 2004 Profile of Injury in San Francisco is a tool to help with injury and violence prevention work in San Francisco. It compiles and analyzes data to indicate which populations, locations and situations are at high risk for injury.  This report is supported primarily by the San Francisco Injury Center for Research and Prevention which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) grant R49-CCR903697-15.

The Trauma Foundation
415-821-8209

Profile of PAES Recipients and Factors That Influence PAES Outcomes - Analysis of PAES Recipients enrolled Jan 1999 thru June 2000

PAES is the acronym for Personal Assisted Employment Services Program.  Since the 1930s, the City and County of San Francisco has provided cash subsistence awards to its indigent single adults. These grants are administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and, prior to 1998, were known as General Assistance (GA). In 1998, following AFDC welfare reforms and the creation of CalWORKs, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors instituted its own reforms to the GA Program and created the County Adult Assistance Programs (CAAP), with four primary programs to serve the diverse needs within the former General Assistance population. Built into the programs was the recognition that many welfare recipients want to and can become employed if given the right opportunity.

Community Programs, Community Health Network

Quantitative Risk Assessment for Needle Reuse At a Phlebotomy Center (Acrobat) Parameter estimation, scenario evaluation and sensitivity analysis.  Assessment of the risk of a nosocomial infection at a patient service center when a phlebotomist reused needles.

Community Health Epidemiology
101 Grove Street, Room 308
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-554-2576
fax: 415-554-2888

Radiofrequency Radiation From Broadcast Transmission Towers and Cancer: A Review of Epidemiology Studies (Acrobat, 27 pgs)  San Francisco's Sutro Tower is the site of the majority of the city's radio and television broadcasting transmitters. Although measures of radio-frequency radiation (RFR) in public areas around Sutro Tower, have been consistently lower than the 1997 United States Federal Communications Commission safe exposure limit, area residents have expressed concerns that exposure to radio-frequency radiation from the transmitters may harm their health. The San Francisco Department of Public Health critiqued peer-reviewed epidemiological evidence on the relationship of cancer and RFR with regards to broadcast towers and occupational exposures.

Community Health Epidemiology
101 Grove Street, Room 308
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-554-2576
fax: 415-554-2888

Return on Investment: How SSI Advocacy Became a Standard of Practice in San Francisco (Acrobat, 18 pgs) SSI Advocacy has been identified as an important intervention for ending homelessness. The pilot project was implemented over the two fiscal years FY0304 & FY0405 with the community-based organization, Positive Resource Center (PRC).  The goal of the pilot was to serve and support mental health clinic staff in getting their selected clients onto SSI; a different model from before, where advocates independently served clients and contacted clinicians on behalf of their clients only for medical evidence.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Advocacy & Systems Workgroup (415) 255-3520

Russian-Speaking Newcomers in San Francisco: A Community Assessment Report  (Acrobat 61 pgs) In order to better understand and help Russian-speakers deal with resettlement, trauma and stress, health care and social service providers can benefit by having additional information about them. A community assessment is a good tool for beginning to identify community assets, socio-cultural and health beliefs and practices, community needs and gaps in services. This assessment, undertaken by the Newcomers Health Program, a program of the San Francisco Department of Public Health in collaboration with the International Institute of San Francisco and Bay Area Community Resources, attempts to present a baseline picture of the Russian-speaking newcomer population in San Francisco County. 

Newcomers Health Program
1490 Mason Street #107
San Francisco, CA  94133-4222
Telephone: (415) 364-7647
Fax: (415) 364-7660

San Francisco Burden of Disease & Injury: Mortality Analysis, 1990 - 1995 (Acrobat)  The Department of Public Health’s Division of Population Health and Prevention completed a comprehensive and systematic analysis of the burden of premature mortality from disease and injury experienced by residents of the City and County of San Francisco. This analysis revealed the leading causes of death for San Francisco residents by age, sex, ethnicity, and neighborhood, showing those causes that are most important. Estimates were made of how much of the burden of premature death could be prevented, if factors known to contribute to these causes of deaths were removed. Thus, this analysis provides a detailed profile of the mortality burden from disease and injury for the residents of San Francisco, and can serve to guide prevention efforts.  (See also: Calculating Expected Years of Life Lost to Rank the Leading Causes of Premature Death in San Francisco)

Community Health Epidemiology
101 Grove Street, Room 308
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-554-2576
fax: 415-554-2888

San Francisco Communicable Disease Report, 1986-2003 


This report summarizes the epidemiological profile of notifiable disease reports collected by the Communicable Disease Control Unit (CDCU) of the San Francisco Department of Public Health from 1986-2003. Notifiable communicable disease reports managed by other SFDPH sections are not represented in this report (i.e. tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases). The results are presented in two primary parts. The first part describes incidence trends of 12 selected diseases in San Francisco in the forms of narratives and graphs; graphical comparison of San Francisco disease rates with the Bay Area, California and the United States from 1994-2003 are also made. In addition to these 12 selected diseases of focus, the same graphical comparisons are made for 9 additional diseases without accompanying text in the second portion of results.

Community Health Epidemiology & Disease Control Section
101 Grove Street, Room 408
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-554-2830

San Francisco Firearm Injury Reporting System: Annual Report, February 2002 (Acrobat) ... a detailed account of firearm-related deaths and injuries occurring in San Francisco during 1999. This report shows the value of collaboration between the San Francisco Police Department, Medical Examiner's Officer, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco Injury Center, and the Department of Public Health. For the first time, we have shared data that links information from several agencies for nearly 500 victims and suspects involved in incidents of firearm violence.

Community Health Promotion & Prevention
415-581-2417

San Francisco HIV Behavioral Risk Factors Telephone Survey (Acrobat) This report provides summary results from the 1997 San Francisco HIV Behavioral Risk Factor Telephone Survey. This survey was designed to estimate HIV/AIDS risk behaviors within the general adult population of San Francisco. This survey is the first of several behavioral surveys planned to provide much needed information to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS prevention programs in San Francisco.

HIV Epidemiology Unit, 415-554-9050

1998 San Francisco HIV Epidemiology Report (Acrobat)

HIV Epidemiology Unit, 415-554-9050

San Francisco Monthly STD Reports (Acrobat)

STD Prevention and Control Services
1360 Mission Street, Suite 401, San Francisco, CA 94103 (see also City Clinic), 415-487-5500

San Francisco Sexually Transmitted Disease Annual Summaries (Acrobat) - Prepared by the Population Health and Prevention Division, Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Control Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health

STD Prevention and Control Services
1360 Mission Street, Suite 401, San Francisco, CA 94103 (see also City Clinic)
415-487-5500

Snapshot of Adolescent Health in San Francisco (Acrobat)   The purpose of his report is to assess the health of the SF youth population by providing a snapshot of key health indicators for teens and young adults.

Children, Youth and Families Section

Social Identity Indicators - Coding, Collecting, and Reporting

 

Summary Report: Survey of Hepatitis C Virus counseling and testing services at HIV counseling and testing sites, and health service sites. (Acrobat)   The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Community Epidemiology and Disease Control Unit initiated a survey to evaluate community need and availability of Hepatitis C Virus counseling and testing among current providers of HIV counseling and testing. The survey was sent to San Francisco based program and executive directors of HIV counseling and testing sites, and HIV health service sites.  Surveys were sent to 60 programs on September 1,1999.

Communicable Disease Control Unit

Tales of City Workers: A Profile of Work and Health in San Francisco (Acrobat)
The report highlights the attributes of work that affect worker health and develops a set of recommendations to improve the health of San Francisco’s workforce. The research and recommendations included in this report represent an important step towards assessing and acting on the health of the local work force in a comprehensive manner.

Environmental Health
1390 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Treatment Access Program, Community Substance Abuse Services,
Quarterly Reports  (Acrobat)

April, 2001 - June, 2001

January, 2001 - March, 2001

Community Substance Abuse Services

Tuberculosis in San Francisco (Acrobat)

Profile of Tuberculosis in San Francisco, 2005 & Epidemiologic Table

DPH Office of External Affairs
415-554-2507

See also: Tuberculosis Clinic

Use of Geographic Data Information Technology for HIV Prevention Planning, Evaluation and Surveillance, San Francisco, California, USA, 1993-1999  (Acrobat) Geographic information system (GIS) technology makes it feasible for local health jurisdictions to closely track the epidemic in well-defined geographic areas or neighborhoods. This report provides an overview of the AIDS epidemic in San rancisco from a geographic point of view. We used GIS to map the prevalence of living and recent AIDS cases to US census tracts and block groups in San Francisco. Data on AIDS are from the Health Department's AIDS case registry. Maps were stratified by transmission category, gender, and race/ethnicity. We also used maps of persons living with AIDS to assess the correspondence between the location of care services and the burden of disease.

HIV Epidemiology Section, 25 Van Ness Ave, Ste 500, San Francisco, CA 94102; PH (415) 554-9050, FAX (415) 431-0353

VACCINATION VENTURES: Explanation and Outcomes of a Mass Smallpox Vaccination Clinic Exercise Held June 17, 2003, by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. (Acrobat) This report is intended to serve as a general guide for mass smallpox vaccination clinic planning, based on an exercise held June 17, 2003 in San Francisco, Csssssssssd in this report. Instead this report summarizes the overall planning, challenges, successes and the lessons learned. Attachments have been included to illustrate costs, staffing estimates, job descriptions and supplemental training and education tools.

Communicable Disease Prevention Unit,
415-554-2830