The University of California, San Francisco Family Health Outcomes Project FHOP is a cooperative effort of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Our mission is to improve the health of children and their families and communities by supporting development and implementation of comprehensive community assessment and planning, data-driven policies, evidence based interventions, and effective evaluation strategies.
Since its creation in October 1992, FHOP has worked to: develop or adapt standardized approaches to health outcomes monitoring; identify and develop indicators of health and wellness; develop approaches for longitudinal monitoring of indicators and tracking of individuals and to develop methods for unique client identification. FHOP provides technical assistance and training to state and local health jurisdictions related to using data for assessment and planning. The project also does research on the factors which impact maternal/child health outcomes.