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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Nursing Workforce

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Nursing Workforce

“Whenever somebody says, I think we have a nursing shortage, I think the answer we should all provide to that is, what do you mean by shortage? And where is it happening? It's really almost the...
Is Cultural Competence Training a Solution to Structural Racism in Health Care?

Is Cultural Competence Training a Solution to Structural Racism in Health Care?

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP One of my passions in my work here at Healthforce Center at UCSF is advancing culturally competent care for all patients. Having served on multiple panels and boards,...
A new cohort of the Cedars-Sinai Managing to Leading Program has been chosen!

Announcing the Fourth Cohort of the Cedars-Sinai Managing to Leading Program

By Maile Richardson Thirty mid-level clinicians and administrative staff who work in community health centers and other safety-net organizations in Los Angeles have been selected to participate in...
Golden Gate Bridge and yellow wildflowers.

Healthforce Center: A Collective Force for Health, Equity, and Action

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP I always breathe more deeply when the smells of spring begin to fill the air here in San Francisco. But this spring feels extra special, as I see my patients, colleagues,...
BIPOC physician providing a check up for a BIPOC child with BIPOC mother in the background.

OpEd: COVID-19 Reveals Need to Increase Diversity Among California Physicians

Story source: CalMatters By Janet Coffman, Healthforce and Alicia Fernández, Special to CalMatters COVID-19 has revealed serious flaws in our health system, but none is more distressing than the deep...
Man pondering and looking towards the future.

Reflections on Leadership: Being Intentional About How to Approach What’s Next

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP As we look forward from this recent presidential election, there is a lot to celebrate given the huge success of “get out the vote” efforts. However we might feel about the...
In honor of her lasting contributions to the disability rights movement and in recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, we’re taking a moment to highlight a few of her key decisions and reflect on the role of Healthforce Center in driving equitable, social change through evidence-based research.

Drivers for Change in the Disability Rights Movement: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy and the Case for Evidence-based Research

By Jackie Miller The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dream of becoming a “great diva” did not come to fruition in the truest sense, but she sang her opinions from the highest court in the land, and they...
California’s first-ever Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, spoke to the alumni of the California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) Health Care Leadership program.

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Shape Health Care: In Conversation with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP On September 24, the state of California’s first-ever Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, spoke to the alumni of the California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) Health...
Nurse in a face mask, putting on a gown and gloves

Innovations, Failures, and Leadership Lessons During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On September 18, Dr. Mitch Katz, President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals, shared with California Improvement Network (CIN) partners at the fall CIN partner meeting about his experience leading the...
Leading Beyond the Crisis: What Leaders Should Know

Leading Beyond the Crisis: What Leaders Should Know

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP For nearly three decades Healthforce Center has been training health care leaders at all levels - from emerging to executive levels. Since the beginning of the COVID-19...