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California’s first-ever Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, spoke to the alumni of the California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) Health Care Leadership program.

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Shape Health Care: In Conversation with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP On September 24, the state of California’s first-ever Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, spoke to the alumni of the California Health Care Foundation’s (CHCF) Health...
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Joanne Spetz, PhD Three of every four pharmaceutical overdose deaths in 2010 involved opioids, according to the CDC. This sobering statistic focused attention on the rapid acceleration and...
A Road Map for CIN in 2020-21

A Road Map for CIN in 2020-21

The California Improvement Network (CIN) is a learning and action network that aims to advance the Quadruple Aim by identifying and spreading better ideas for care delivery. The network is fueled by...
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Mission Integration: Behavioral Health Strategies to Achieve Whole Health (webinar)

L.A. Care Health Plan and Healthforce Center at UCSF are partnering together to host a four-part seminar series focused on providing topical content to clinic leaders in the Los Angeles county safety...
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State Lawmakers Eye Federal Dollars To Boost Mental Health Counseling By Peers

Peer providers use their own life experiences with addiction or mental illness to help others and could play a key role in helping California meet its behavioral health care needs. Now, a California...
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Three Health Care Professions to Pay Attention to this Minority Mental Health Month

One in five adults experience mental illness in a given year, and mental health conditions are exacerbated among minority groups. For example, the rate of depression among black youth is 30% higher...
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Many Nurse Practitioners Cannot Provide Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction

At least six states with high opioid abuse rates also have strong work restrictions that hinder nurse practitioners (NPs) in prescribing medication that can help treat the problem, according to a...
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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...
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. ...
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How One Man’s Road to Recovery Has Helped Others with Mental Illness

By Lisel Blash, MPA After losing his job in the corporate sector, Josh was homeless and in and out of jail for several years. “Until I had my diagnosis; I thought everyone heard voices,” he said. The...