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A male nurse Sergio Camarillo

Slow But Steady: The Growing Numbers of Men Who Choose Nursing

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program fellow Sergio Camarillo, MBA, MS, RN, decided he wanted to be a physical therapist after he learned about the profession at a career day in high school. While...

Black Female Doctors Represent Only Tiny Fraction of All Doctors Worldwide (The Mercury News)

An alum of our CHCF Health Care Leadership Program was featured in a Mercury News article about the small but growing number of  minority physicians. Female African-American doctors represent about...
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Guided by Healthforce Center’s Executive Leadership Program, Community Health Centers Consolidate

This month, the country’s largest pharmacy, CVS, bought one of the largest insurance companies, Aetna, as part of a $69 billion deal. Though mergers and acquisitions in the commercial sector far...
Demand for health care workers with long-term care expertise is rising

New Report Shows Rising Demand for Health Care Workers with Expertise in Long-term Care

Demand for health care professionals with expertise in long-term care (LTC) is rising, due to projected growth in the older population and the increasing burden of chronic disease. One way to meet...
School of Nursing Students

Q&A: Health Care Not Immune to Gender Discrimination

Each day seems to bring a new story of sexual harassment or abuse of power in workplaces across sectors: Government, entertainment and tech. With a glaring physician pay gap, and countless examples...
Community clinic initiative Cedars-Sinai managing to Leading

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

Thirty-one mid-level clinicians, administrators and other non-clinical staff who work in clinics in Los Angeles have been selected to participate in Cedars-Sinai’s Community Clinic Initiative...

Closing the Looming Health Care Talent Gap (SHRM)

The United States may not be producing enough qualified doctors, nurses, specialists and health care workers to meet patients' needs, according to a body of Healthforce Center at UCSF research and a...
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...