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Group photo of the CHCF Leadership Program cohort 14 in 2016.

Four Reasons Why Organizations Need to Invest in Developing Leaders

By Marie Hubbard, Senior Program Manager and Sunita Mutha, Director Pictured: The 14th cohort of the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program in 2016 (photo credit: Noah Berger)   In the last decade,...
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Rising Reliance on Contract CNAs in Nursing Homes: Unveiling the Impact on Care Quality and Workforce Stability

By Lina Stepick, Director of Research, PHI. Republished with permission from PHI. PHI in partnership with the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care released a new study showing...
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$1-billion Gift Will Boost Workforce Diversity by Making Tuition Free

  A $1-billion donation by former professor Ruth Gottesman to Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx will permit the school to waive student tuition — $63,000 per student per year — in...
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Leadership Training Accrues Myriad Benefits to Employer Organizations: M2L Evaluation

By Jessica Thacher, MPH and Caron Lee, MS Pictured: M2L cohort 6 at a program seminar in May 2023 (photo credit: Noah Berger). In 2023 Cedars-Sinai’s Community Benefit Giving Office commissioned Jess...
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America’s First Paramedics Were Black. Their Achievements Were Overlooked for Decades

By Arthur L. Kellermann, ER doctor, public health researcher and patient advocate. Reprinted with permission from the author. Pictured above: Freedom House Ambulance Service Group Photo, 1974 (photo...
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A Policy Perspective: How NPs Expand Healthcare Access to Rural Areas

Interview with Joanne Spetz by Matt Zbrog. Reprinted with permission from Sechel Ventures. Approximately 46 million Americans live in rural areas, nearly 15% of the nation’s population. Those rural...
Group photo of M2L cohort 5 at graduation in May 2023.

Emerging Leaders Give Me Hope for Health Equity in California

By Marie Hubbard, Senior Program Manager, Healthforce Center at UCSF Pictured above: Marie Hubbard (seated in maroon cardigan) joins a group photo of M2L cohort 5 at their graduation in May 2023. (...
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Healthforce Center's Journey to Advance Equity in Our Workplace

By Marie Hubbard, Senior Program Manager and Dr. Sunita Mutha, Director Photo: Healthforce Center staff volunteering at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank in October 2023, from left: Kyoko Peterson,...
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How Hospitals and Health Systems Are Battling Burnout in Health Care

By Brianna Navarre. Reprinted with permission from US News and World Report. Pictured clockwise from top left: moderator Michael Morella, managing editor, U.S. News & World Report; Heather Farley...
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Strategies for Recruiting and Nurturing a Thriving Health Workforce

By the California Improvement Network Team at Healthforce Center Recruiting, nurturing, and retaining staff is an increasingly greater challenge for providers of community health and social services...