UCSF doctor takes pulse of patient

Six Solutions to Meet California’s Health Care Needs 

California faces serious shortages in its health workforce, which makes it difficult for too many people to access the care they need. For example, in the next decade, California will face a...
A physician works with a  patient

Five Ways to Cure California’s Doctor Shortage (CHCF)

Source: California Health Care Foundation We know that primary care is essential for good health, but access to primary care in California varies greatly, with large swaths of the state competing for...
UCSF nurse

Nurse-Researchers Instrumental in Planning for the “Silver Tsunami”

Source: UCSF Nursing's Science of Caring As the so-called “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers rolls across the country, addressing their long-term care needs is critically important. Yet a...
A registered nurse works with a patient

Nursing Shortage Looms for San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley and Central Coast of California

By Healthforce Center at UCSF Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD Some regions of California face nursing shortages, according to new Healthforce research. Substantial shortages are...
California Improvement Network partners plan for the future

The California Improvement Network in 2018: Connections, Learning and Action

As we close up the year, it’s a great opportunity to look back on what we’ve accomplished. The California Improvement Network (CIN), a community that aims to spread better ideas for care delivery,...
Carol Lei, caregiver, discuss with Lena Driscoll, MSN, at UCSF Mission Bay.

16 Workforce Recommendations to Deliver High-Quality Care for People With Serious Illness (Health Affairs)

Healthforce Center at UCSF Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD, co-authored a blog in Health Affairs that includes 16 workforce recommendations for field experts, policy makers and...
Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP speaks at Kaiser Permanente Health policy meeting

Strengthening America's Mental Health Workforce: Sunita Mutha's Keynote Address at Kaiser Permanente Forum

On September 27, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy hosted a forum, Strengthening America’s Mental Health Workforce, at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C. ...
Amanda Clarke, MPH, right, speaks with Giovanna Giuliani, left, of the California Safety Net Institute

After Some Hurdles, California Whole Person Care Pilots Hit Stride

The California Improvement Network (CIN), which is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and administered by Healthforce Center at UCSF, is a community of health care professionals...
Susan Ehrlich at San Francisco

At the Center of San Francisco's Safety Net, the CEO Leans In

Photo: Susan Ehrlich, MD, MPP, the CEO of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, presides over one of California’s most important safety-net institutions. Photo by: Josh Edelson Story source: ...
One hundred and sixty-one safety net health care leaders across California responded to our survey, which aimed to unearth organizations’ biggest workforce challenges.

Community Health Leaders’ Workforce Concerns: Talent and Provider Burnout

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP and Jackie Miller An imminent talent gap and provider burnout are threatening the viability and strength of California’s safety net, according to a newly released...