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Healthy San Francisco Is Finalist for Harvard Prize

Healthy San Francisco is one of six finalists nationwide for Harvard University's Innovations in American Government Awards program. Richard Scheffler -- a professor of health economics at UC-Berkeley who evaluated the program for Harvard -- said Healthy San Francisco is well coordinated, has support from business and labor groups, is culturally sensitive to patients, emphasizes primary care and prevention, and incorporates public and private health care providers. The finalists -- which were chosen from 563 applicants from around the U.S. -- will receive $10,000, and the winner will receive $100,000 to help replicate its program in other cities.

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