San Francisco. California

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Karen Smith, MD, MPH – Director and State Public Health Officer
    • General Public Information: (916) 558-1784
  • Grant Colfax – Director of Health, County of San Francisco
  • Naveena Bobba — Deputy Director of Health, County of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health:
    • (415) 554-2500
  • San Francisco City Council:
    • District 1: Sandra Lee Fewer — 415-554-7410
    • District 2: Catherine Stefani – 415-554-7752
    • District 3: Aaron Peskin — 415-554-7450
    • District 4:Gordon Mar—415-554-7460
    • District 5:  Vallie Brown—415-554-7630
    • District 6: Matt Haney—415-554-7970
    • District 7: Norman Yee—415-554-6516
    • District 8: Rafael Mandelman—415-554-6968
    • District 9: Hillary Ronen—415-554-5144
    • District 10: Shamann Walton—415-554-7670
    • District 10: Ahsha Safai —415-554-6975

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 2,034 cases of cancer in men in San Francisco County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 421.83/per 100,000 (0.421%) compared to California’s 416.86 (0.416%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 392 cases of prostate cancer in San Francisco County, California.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 81.14/per 100,000 (0.081%) compared to San Francisco’s 91.72 (0.091%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 37 cases of testicular cancer in San Francisco County, California.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 7.00/per 100,000 (0.007%) compared to California’s 5.91 (0.0059%)
  • Resources:
    • The Second Opinion: provides free, comprehensive second opinions to adults in California diagnosed with cancer. It focuses on helping adults diagnosed with cancer to understand their disease and treatment options. Second Opinion makes sure that patients and their families receive the clarity they need to make informed medical decisions.
      • (415)-775-9956
    • Cancer Support Community: provides comprehensive integrative care, including counseling, support groups, nutrition, exercise and patient education programs, for people with cancer and their families or caregivers.
      • (925)-933-0107

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, San Francisco County recorded a 143.3 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.143%).

Stroke

  • From 2014-2016, San Francisco County recorded a 31.3 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.031%).
  • Resources:
    • UCSF Cardiovascular and Prevention Center: The Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center has experts in cardiology and vascular disease, providing treatment of heart conditions and research into new and better procedures.
      • (415) 353-2873

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Diabetes Center at UCSF: The Diabetes Center has leading experts in diabetes research, patient care, and patient education focused to improve the quality of life of those living with diabetes.
      • (415) 476-9425

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 3,353 men in California committed suicide. (Population: 19,647,553)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 16.62/per 100,000 (0.016%)
  • Resources:
    • San Francisco Suicide Prevention
      • Crisis Line: (415) 781-0500

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 24.5% of men in California were Obese.
    • “California’s adult obesity rate is 25.1%
  • Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/ca/)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program:  Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program is running a program called, “The Feeling Good”, which is part of the Nutrition Services Program of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The program aim to improve the nutritional well-being and physical activity of low income San Francisco residents by providing nutrition education. The program’s mission is to create innovative partnerships so that low-income Californians are enabled to adopt health eating and physical activity patterns as part of a healthy lifestyle
      • General Information: (415) 575-5689

*state statistics