In November 2005, Executive Vice Chancellor
and Provost Eugene Washington charged an ad hoc Occupational
Health and Safety Oversight Committee to make recommendations
on occupational health services for the UCSF community. This
group recommended that clinical care services previously provided
by the campus Communicable Disease Prevention Program and Medical
Center's Employee Health Services be integrated into a single
clinical care delivery system. This
recommendation was endorsed by the Chancellor's Executive
Committee and became effective on July 1, 2007. Dr. Robert Kosnik
directs this clinical program. The Student Health Services,
directed by Dr. Henry Kahn, continues as the clinical care
resource specific to UCSF students.
The initial goal of the integrated Occupational Health Service
was to ensure that programs that received services from the
Communicable Disease Program completely transitioned
to the Occupational
Health Service. During Year II (FY2009), the program addressed vaccination, surveillance, and other service gaps to the UCSF community. A Year III (FY2010) workplan is under development.
The Chancellor's Occupational Health and Safety Steering Committee,
with representation from each School, reviews the activities
of the Occupational Health Service as well as related program elements of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, campus and Medical Center Disability Management, and UCSF Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. Together these programs make up the integrated Occupational Health Program.
If you have any questions about the Occupational
Health Program, please contact Tisha Bertlow at 415-353-7659.