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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:...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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Healthforce Research Director Joins National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) Committee to Study Generational Issues

Healthforce Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD, will serve on a committee exploring generational differences in the workforce. Titled Consideration of Generational Issues in Workforce...
Nurse at UCSF

Many Nurse Practitioners Cannot Provide Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction

At least six states with high opioid abuse rates also have strong work restrictions that hinder nurse practitioners (NPs) in prescribing medication that can help treat the problem, according to a...
Registered nurses at UCSF

Despite Regional and Skill Gaps, Balanced Labor Market Projected for Registered Nursing in California

Projections by Healthforce Center at UCSF demonstrate a balanced labor market of registered nurses (RNs) in California. “If there are shortages, they are regional, and they are for RNs with specific...