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New Payment Streams Boost the Community Health Worker/Promotores Field

  By Jacqueline (Jackie) Miller, Senior Research Data Analyst, Healthforce Center at UCSF In California, one of the most culturally diverse states in the country, health care must bridge cultural and...
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Planning for the Inevitable: Succession Planning for Senior Leaders

Succession planning is an often-neglected undertaking. It can be challenging to prioritize this essential task when teams are consumed with day-to-day operations. Some leaders struggle to face the...
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Dr. Sunita Mutha on California’s Primary Care Shortage

About a third of Californians live in areas where there is a shortage of primary care clinicians. The shortage is particularly acute in rural areas such as the Inland Empire, Northern California and...
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Introducing the New Cohort of the Managing to Leading Program

Healthforce Center at UCSF is pleased to announce the sixth cohort of the Cedars-Sinai’s Community Clinic Initiative: Managing to Leading (M2L) program. Funded by Cedars-Sinai and administered by...
Photo of Stella Safo, Karyn Young-Lowe, and Sunita Mutha at the CIN partner meeting in March 2023 (photo credit: Sonya Yruel).

Equitable Co-design in Health Care: How to Incorporate Community Voices to Impact Systems

By the California Improvement Network Team Photo of Stella Safo, Karyn Young-Lowe, and Sunita Mutha at the CIN partner meeting in March 2023 (photo credit: Sonya Yruel). While many health care...

First Primary Care Scorecard: What It Reveals and What Comes Next

Access to primary medical care is closely associated with better health outcomes for patients, fewer hospital visits, and longer life spans. Yet in the United States, primary care spending for all...
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Transforming California’s Behavioral Health Workforce

Two new reports released; webinar offered ways organizations can lead on this critical issue California is facing a drastic shortfall of behavioral health care providers that has been exacerbated by...
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Rural America Faces Major Shortage of Personal Care Aides

­­ New research selected by Health Affairs’ Editor in Chief as work that moves the field forward and needs more attention Personal care aides (PCAs) play a vital role in ensuring that people with...
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Community-Based Organizations to Join Reimagined California Improvement Network

By Kathryn E. Phillips, Associate Director, California Health Care Foundation Photo: Brett Perkinson receives his weekly supply of medically tailored meals delivered from a community-based...
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Community Clinic Workers in Los Angeles Now Invited to Build Leadership Skills

Applications for the Cedars-Sinai Managing to Leading program close Friday, March 17 Imagine spending a year with a small cohort of staff from other community clinics achieving personal development...