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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,...
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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...
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...
Jason Flatt is especially interested in exploring different models of health care and workforce-related issues for dementia care.

New Faculty Member Jason Flatt Brings Fresh Ideas

by Maile Richardson Recently, Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH joined Healthforce Center’s faculty.  He wears many hats at UCSF as an assistant professor in the Institute for Health and Aging, department of...

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Announces New Class of Fellows (2018–2020)

Thirty-two clinical leaders have been selected to participate in the California Health Care Foundation’s Health Care Leadership Program to expand their management skills and meet the challenges...
Sacramento the capitol of California

Lawmakers Push To Protect Patients And Counter Trump (California Healthline)

by Samantha Young (source: California Healthline) [UPDATED at 6 p.m. PT on Sept. 4] California lawmakers this year played offense and defense on health care, adopting bills to give patients more...