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This webinar shares content from the first seminar focused on what it means – and takes – to integrate behavioral health in primary care settings.

Mission Integration: Behavioral Health Strategies to Achieve Whole Health (webinar)

L.A. Care Health Plan and Healthforce Center at UCSF are partnering together to host a four-part seminar series focused on providing topical content to clinic leaders in the Los Angeles county safety...
Health Care’s Problems Too Big to Handle Alone

Health Care’s Problems Too Big to Handle Alone

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP The challenges facing health care are too big for individuals or individual organizations to handle alone. Solving these problems requires collaboration among payors, plans...
Increasing Access to HIV Prevention Medication

Increasing Access to HIV Prevention Medication

by Jackie Miller Special acknowledgement to Maria Lopez for her contributions to this article. Joe Smith, a gay man previously living in Boston, moved to San Francisco two months ago and was in...
Cedars-Sinai Cohort 1

Third Cohort of Cedars-Sinai's Community Clinic Initiative, "Managing to Leading," Kicks Off

Thirty mid-level clinicians, administrators and other non-clinical staff who work in community clinics in Los Angeles have been selected to participate in Cedars-Sinai’s Community Clinic Initiative:...
Medical students walk on UCSF Parnassus campus

California Poised to Reduce Medical Education Debt Burden for Underrepresented Minorities

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP Medical education debt has nearly tripled during the past few decades, and our new report finds that Black, Latino and Native American students face significantly higher...
CHCF Health Care Foundation alumni works with student

Healthforce Alum Recruits Young People to Diversify Health Care Workforce

Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, MD is an emergency department physician who's on a mission to ensure that health care providers reflect the racial and gender diversity of the patients they serve. Her...
Peer provider works with patient

State Lawmakers Eye Federal Dollars To Boost Mental Health Counseling By Peers

Peer providers use their own life experiences with addiction or mental illness to help others and could play a key role in helping California meet its behavioral health care needs. Now, a California...
Dental student works with children

California Offers Student Debt Relief for Doctors and Dentists Serving Medicaid Patients (NY Times, LA Times, Sacramento Bee)

California is providing debt relief for doctors and dentists who agree to accept Medi-Cal. The grant has lifted “an emotional burden,” one recipient said in The New York Times, adding, “I can focus...
Sunita Mutha

Researcher of the Month: Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP

Healthforce Center at UCSF Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP, was featured in the UCSF Office of Research series, "Researcher of the Month." The article highlights Healthforce's role as the leading...
Community health worker interacts with patient

Three Health Care Professions to Pay Attention to this Minority Mental Health Month

One in five adults experience mental illness in a given year, and mental health conditions are exacerbated among minority groups. For example, the rate of depression among black youth is 30% higher...