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ambulances line up in the US health care system

Health Care Systems 101: How Does the US Compare with Other Countries?

by Jackie Miller Open enrollment season is now upon us, and this year’s associated changes and confusion demonstrate Americans’ and lawmakers’ wide-ranging opinions on health care policy. Recently,...
Fire fighters look out onto Santa Rosa, California after wildfires

Health Leaders Must Plan for the Next Disaster

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP I arrived at Lawrence Cook Middle School, an emergency evacuation center in Santa Rosa several days after wildfires devastated communities across Northern California. The...
Home health aide caregiver works with older adult

Why Baby Boomers Need Immigrants (Politico)

Home health aides are in high demand and short supply as baby boomers require additional care, according to Healthforce Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD. But, policies that stop...
Woman teaches student at UCSF

Healthforce Center to Manage Quality Improvement Network

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has selected Healthforce Center at UCSF to serve as the program office for the California Improvement Network (CIN). Established in 2005, CIN is a project...
Dr. Daniel Lowenstein, Executive Vice Chancellor of UCSF, talks with students

Leadership Training Teaches Valuable Lessons, Says UCSF Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dan Lowenstein, MD, UCSF’s executive vice chancellor and provost, has served in many leadership roles including director of the UCSF Epilepsy Center, dean of medical education at Harvard Medical...
CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Fellow Andy Lee at his medical incubator in Los Angeles

CHCF Fellow Speeds Change with Medical Incubator in Los Angeles

Story source: California Health Care FoundationBy Lisa Zamosky, Health Care Journalist Dr. Andy Lee knew there was a better way to treat diabetes patients. His new model of care was already...
CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Fellow speaks to cohort.

Meet the New Class of CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Fellows

Thirty-two clinical leaders have been selected to participate in the California Health Care Foundation's Health Care Leadership Program to expand their management skills and meet the challenges...
UCSF Primary Care Physician works with patient

Media Roundup: Primary Care Physician Shortage Looms in California

In August, Healthforce Center released the second in a series of three reports on primary care in California, which projected a statewide primary care clinician shortfall in the next 15 years, with...

California Demand for Primary Care Providers to Exceed Supply by 2030

UCSF Report Shows Potential Shortfall of 4,700 Clinicians as Soon as 2025 California is expected to face a statewide shortfall of primary care providers in the next 15 years, with acute shortages in...

Nurses Association Fights for Policy Change (STAT)

By Maile Richardson A new story by STAT turned to Joanne Spetz, Healthforce Center's associate director of research, for her take on the California Nurses Association (CNA)’s long tradition of...