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On October 1, 2015, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital in collaboration with Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH from the UCSF Division of General Pediatrics launched a new video in English and Spanish entitled: “Share the love, Share the water!” Popular drinks like soda, sports drinks and chocolate milk have lots of sugar, which can lead to serious negative health outcomes like diabetes and dental caries. In this video, families learn how to avoid the sugar in popular beverages by choosing to drink water, the most refreshing, inexpensive and life-sustaining drink in the world.

This video is available in English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJjDoKlN7Lw  and Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpOQ2sHD5u8


For more information about making water the first choice for thirst, visit SugarScience.org, WaterInSchools.org, and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations website at http://www.cvp.ucsf.edu. The production of this video was supported by the University of California, San Francisco Academic Senate Committee on Research, the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Animation was developed by the Tremendousness Collective.


The UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital carries out innovative research to prevent and treat chronic disease in populations for whom social conditions often conspire to both promote various chronic diseases and make their management more challenging. Founded in 2006, the CVP is based within the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine and is located on the campus of San Francisco General Hospital. CVP is nationally and internationally known for its research in health communication and health policy to reduce health disparities, with special expertise in the social determinants of health, including literacy, food policy, poverty, and minority status, with a focus on the clinical conditions of pre-diabetes, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.


Dr. Patel received her MD and Masters in Science and Public Health, Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina. She completed her residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at Stanford University. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Fellow at UCLA, as well as a joint General Pediatrics and Philip R. Lee Fellow at the Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS). Her research interests include community-based interventions to address pediatric obesity and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. She is the recipient of a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD). She attends at the Mt. Zion and San Francisco General Hospital outpatient clinics. She is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics.

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