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New Payment Streams Boost the Community Health Worker/Promotores Field

  By Jacqueline (Jackie) Miller, Senior Research Data Analyst, Healthforce Center at UCSF In California, one of the most culturally diverse states in the country, health care must bridge cultural and...
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Rural America Faces Major Shortage of Personal Care Aides

­­ New research selected by Health Affairs’ Editor in Chief as work that moves the field forward and needs more attention Personal care aides (PCAs) play a vital role in ensuring that people with...
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How to Increase Diversity in the Health Care Workforce Now

By Nabiha Siddiqui based on work by Sunita Mutha, Janet Coffman, Susan Chapman, and Rebecca Hargreaves, Healthforce Center at UCSF Photo: From the left: Maryam Alehashem, postdoctoral scholar,...
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Webinar: Enabling Dental Therapy Practice to Improve Access to Oral Health Services

For two decades, the US Surgeon General has highlighted large gaps in access to oral care and the “silent epidemic” of dental disease. More than 30% of the US population has difficulty accessing care...

COVID-19 Is Reshaping California’s Health Workforce

By Avram Goldstein Evidence is mounting that American health care workers are quitting in large numbers. The health care sector has lost nearly half a million workers (PDF) since February 2020, and...
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A Retrospective of 2021 Progress at Healthforce Center

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP, Director of Healthforce Center If 2020 was the year of a collective reckoning on racial injustice across the nation, then 2021 was the year of laser-like focus on how to...
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Dr. Elizabeth Mertz to Lead Research at Healthforce Center at UCSF

Healthforce Center at UCSF is excited to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Mertz has been appointed Associate Director of Research to succeed Dr. Joanne Spetz. In this role, Mertz will be responsible for...
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California Faces Short-Term Nursing Shortage from COVID-19 Retirements

By Rebecca Wolfson California will face a significant shortfall of registered nurses over the next five years due to long-term trends that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...
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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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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Nursing Workforce

“Whenever somebody says, I think we have a nursing shortage, I think the answer we should all provide to that is, what do you mean by shortage? And where is it happening? It's really almost the...