Mission, Vision, History

Mission and Vision

We believe that human capital is one of the most important elements in health care. Our mission is to equip health care organizations with the workforce knowledge and leadership skills to effect positive change.

We envision an effective and responsive health care system in which organizations are prepared with the knowledge and leadership skills to drive progress toward more effective health care delivery.


Healthforce Center at UCSF (formerly Center for the Health Professions) was founded in 1992. For over two decades, our research and publications have helped health care leaders and policymakers better understand the health workforce and develop successful strategies and policies. Our dynamic leadership training programs have touched thousands of people across the entire health care ecosystem who continue to make significant and meaningful change in health care. 

Healthforce Center is part of the University of California, San Francisco, an institution fundamentally driven to lead revolutions in health, in every discipline. Our collective mandate is to push the future of health care forward.