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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...
The Claremont Colleges plans to open a medical school, the fourth new campus designed to produce physicians for parts of Southern California struggling with shortages.

New Southern California Medical School To Tackle Doctor Shortages

by Anna Gorman (SOURCE: California Healthline) The Claremont Colleges plans to open a medical school, the fourth new campus designed to produce physicians for parts of Southern California struggling...
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Media Roundup: Primary Care Physician Shortage Looms in California

In August, Healthforce Center released the second in a series of three reports on primary care in California, which projected a statewide primary care clinician shortfall in the next 15 years, with...
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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 (onlinefnpprograms.com) 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...
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Families Wary of Enrolling Undocumented Kids in Medi-Cal (KPCC)

Although California law allows children under 19 to access Medi-Cal regardless of their immigration status, many parents are pulling them from the program due to fear of deportation, according to a...