Current Advocacy Issues

Current Issues: UC PRIME I New Hospital at Parnassus Heights

Take Action to Promote Health Equity

Support health equity, diversity pipelines for medical school, and training our future doctors to practice in underserved communities. UC Programs in Medical Education (PRIME) trains doctors to care for historically under-resourced communities and reduce health disparities that have only been heightened by COVID-19.

Ask State legislators on the Assembly Budget Committee to support the Governor’s State budget request for $12.9 million to fund UC PRIME. Take action on Twitter and share why funding to reduce health disparities is more important than ever. Enter your information to create a customizable tweet to State legislators.


You may also cut/paste this tweet that has tagged all our legislators directly into your social feed.  Please feel free to customize from here: 

Join me in asking state legislators to support funding for @UofCalifornia PRIME, which trains doctors to care for underserved communities. @AsmPhilTing, @AsmKevinMcCarty, @DavidChiu please fund #PRIME to improve health care access & promote #healthequity.

UCSF offers two PRIME program options tailored to meeting the needs of the urban underserved in San Francisco and the rural underserved in the San Joaquin Valley in California. Students participate in the regular medical school curriculum, pursue a master’s degree or research program, and participate in weekly activities and seminars focused on community engagement, leadership, and advocacy.

California's bold ambitions to expand access to care not only requires more doctors but ones with PRIME's specialized training. Thank you for taking action for our future of frontline health care providers who will provide culturally competent care in our state’s underserved communities.


Join in Support of the New Hospital at UCSF Parnassus Heights 

UCSF is planning to build a new hospital and update UCSF's oldest campus to care for more patients, enhance health professional training, advance research, and expand services to the community. Join us to help secure a new future for UCSF Parnassus Heights and a new state-of-the-art hospital. 

Sign up to Advocate for the New UCSF Parnassus Heights Hospital


Your voice is crucial to help us update our outdated and obsolete facilities, help UCSF meet the state’s hospital seismic deadline in 2030, and ensure there are no delays in critical investments in SF's local workforce and economy. In the coming months, together we will advocate that now is the time for expanded patient care, economic investments, and jobs for San Francisco. 

Thank you for helping UCSF continue its mission of service in Parnassus Heights!