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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...

California Demand for Primary Care Providers to Exceed Supply by 2030

UCSF Report Shows Potential Shortfall of 4,700 Clinicians as Soon as 2025 California is expected to face a statewide shortfall of primary care providers in the next 15 years, with acute shortages in...

Nurses Association Fights for Policy Change (STAT)

By Maile Richardson A new story by STAT turned to Joanne Spetz, Healthforce Center's associate director of research, for her take on the California Nurses Association (CNA)’s long tradition of...
Thelma Rodriguez shares her motivation for working in a community health center, her insights about our program and advice for potential applicants.

Q&A: Community Clinic Initiative Touches Many Lives

Healthforce Center recently spoke with Thelma Rodriguez who is the clinic manager at Belmont Wellness Center- Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. and an alum of the Cedars-Sinai Managing to...
Healthforce Center at UCSF Director discusses transformational leadership in healthcare

My Leadership Philosophy

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP While aggressive strongmen leaders seem to be making a comeback on the world stage, there are alternative approaches to leadership including the one I embody. After nearly...
Nursing leaders examine a patient file

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...
Community health worker Walter Lopez

Community Health Worker Joins Movement

by Jackie Miller As a community health worker (CHW) at Care Connections Program in Los Angeles County, Walfred Lopez acts as a liaison between patients and medical professionals to help people find...
A peer provider helps a patient with mental health issues

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...
Healthforce Director of Research Joanne Spetz discusses health workforce research at AcademyHealth

Thousands Convene in New Orleans for AcademyHealth Research Meeting

[View the story "AcademyHealth Research Meeting" on Storify]
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CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Accepting Applications

Are you a health leader who wants leadership training in California? Time is running out to apply for the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program. Applications are due June 30, 2017. Up to 32 physicians...