Contact Information

    Please direct all media inquiries to:

    Jessica Berthold, Communications Manager: Email or call (510-444-7738 or 215-200-5358 (c)

    Sarah Mittermaier, Communications Specialist: Email or call (510) 444-7738 ext 377


Home > Press > Upcoming Events > “The Upstream Doctors” A Book Reading and Q&A with Dr. Rishi Manchanda (PI Event)

“The Upstream Doctors” A Book Reading and Q&A with Dr. Rishi Manchanda (PI Event)

  • Monday, July 15, 2013 (4:00PM - 6:00PM)
  • Free
  • Prevention Institute
    221 Oak Street
    Oakland, CA

UpstreamDoctors_coverThe Prevention Institute, in partnership with the Center for Care Innovations, UCSF's Institute for Physician Leadership, HealthBegins, and Public Health Institute, is pleased to welcome Dr. Rishi Manchanda on July 15th in celebration of the new TED Book, The Upstream Doctors. A compelling blend of stories and analysis, The Upstream Doctors offers a vision of the future of health care - one that depends on growing a new generation of health care practitioners who look upstream for the social and environmental sources of our problems, rather than simply go for quick-hit symptomatic relief. If our high-cost, sick-care system is to become a high-value, health care system, these 'upstreamists', as Manchanda calls them, will show us the way. With a rousing afterword by Paul Farmer and early praise from leaders in healthcare and public health, Rishi Manchanda's The Upstream Doctors has been called 'compulsory reading' for anyone concerned about the future of medicine, prevention, and the social determinants of health. The book has quickly become one of Amazon's best-selling Kindle Singles.

To RSVP, please register* by July 10 at:

*The first fifty to RSVP and attend this book event will receive a free copy of the e-book.
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact or 510-444-7738.

Dr. Rishi Manchanda is a physician and public health innovator. He is the medical director of a clinic for homeless Veterans in Los Angeles, president and founder of HealthBegins, a startup that helps healthcare deliver better care for patients and communities with social needs, and the founder of RxDemocracy, a nonpartisan healthcare coalition that supports civic engagement among vulnerable patient populations. He serves on the board of the National Physicians Alliance and Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles. He was previously the founding Director of Social Medicine at a community clinic in South Central Los Angeles. Dr.Manchanda's work focuses on systems change and innovative methods to improve primary care, the social and environmental conditions that make people sick, and health and human rights.