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Is Cultural Competence Training a Solution to Structural Racism in Health Care?

Is Cultural Competence Training a Solution to Structural Racism in Health Care?

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP One of my passions in my work here at Healthforce Center at UCSF is advancing culturally competent care for all patients. Having served on multiple panels and boards,...
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Increasing Access to HIV Prevention Medication

By Jackie Miller Special acknowledgement to Maria Lopez for her contributions to this article. Joe Smith, a gay man previously living in Boston, moved to San Francisco two months ago and was in...
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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...
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Health Care Systems 101: How Does the US Compare with Other Countries?

by Jackie Miller Open enrollment season is now upon us, and this year’s associated changes and confusion demonstrate Americans’ and lawmakers’ wide-ranging opinions on health care policy. Recently,...
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Health Leaders Must Plan for the Next Disaster

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP I arrived at Lawrence Cook Middle School, an emergency evacuation center in Santa Rosa several days after wildfires devastated communities across Northern California. The...
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Is Health Care a Right or a Privilege?

A beauty queen's response to a question about health care has highlighted a debate percolating throughout American society: Is health care a right or privilege? Healthforce Center Associate Director...
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Severe Shortage of Home Health Workers Could Only Get Worse (Washington Post)

Severe shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants could be detrimental to thousands of patients, according to a recent report by Kaiser Health News, California Healthline and the...
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Health Leader Takes on Opioid Crisis

Candy Stockton, MD, a fellow in our 15th cohort of the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, uses the lessons learned and network of colleagues from our leadership development program to address one...
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The Affordable Care Act’s Bipartisan Support

by Igor Geyn The Affordable Care Act is personal for me. As a young adult under the age of 26, ACA allows me to stay on my parents' insurance plan. Though I've been lucky to avoid costly medical...