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California Faces Short-Term Nursing Shortage from COVID-19 Retirements

By Rebecca Wolfson California will face a significant shortfall of registered nurses over the next five years due to long-term trends that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...
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A New Effort to Train Health Workers Reimagines Health Care

Reprinted with permission by Monterey County Now. By Sara Rubin Orlando Elizondo has spent a lot of time thinking about how health care is delivered – not in doctor’s offices or emergency rooms, but...
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Partnering to Solve Complex Problems: Advice from Dr. Sunita Mutha

“Show up fully. Move at a slow enough pace that you can be creative together. Leave room to be delighted. Be overly communicative.” This advice about how to build and nurture partnerships in the face...
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You Can’t Just Be Anti-Racist at Work

“Structural racism.” “Institutional racism.” “Societal racism.” These are phrases that we commonly hear today that signal acknowledgement of the breadth and depth with which white supremacy maintains...
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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...