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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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Restrictive Policies (and Politics) Impede Nurses, Fail Patients

Healthforce Center Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD, was interviewed for a nursing website ( about her research on policies, politics and nursing practice that...
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People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers (NPR)

A new NPR story about peer support for people with mental illness in Texas, features Joanne Spetz, Healthforce Center's associate director of research. Peer providers are people with lived experience...
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Community Paramedicine Project Shows Early Success

An independent study by Healthforce Center at UCSF has shown that California’s community paramedicine pilot projects have improved patient well-being and generated savings for insurers and hospitals...