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Q&A: The Hidden Health Workforce

They diagnose diseases, take care of older adults in their homes, help people control chronic illnesses and so much more. Yet, allied health workers, who make up more than 60 percent of the health...

Some Doctors Flee the System, Choosing Direct Primary Care

San Francisco's national public radio station, KQED News, recently reported on the rise of direct primary care, a growing model that gives physicians an alternative to fee-for-service insurance...

How One Woman Learned to Lean In

At the age of 38, Bettina Lewis was promoted to chief operations officer at Los Angeles Christian Health Center, which serves more than 9,000 patients per year.  At first, Bettina lacked the ...

6 Habits of Successful Health Leaders

by Healthforce Center at UCSF Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP As a physician, professor of medicine, and head of Healthforce Center at UCSF, I spend most of the year thinking about the health and...

Healthforce Alumnus Named Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation

The California Health Care Foundation has named licensed psychologist and behavioral health executive Peter Currie senior vice president of program strategy and innovation. He will begin at the...

California Nurse Practitioners Lose Battle For Independent Practice, Again

A proposed bill to give California's nurse practitioners (NPs) more independence has fizzled for the year, according to Kaiser Health News. In the article, Healthforce Center at UCSF Associate...

5 Ways to Reduce Costs and Achieve Better Outcomes

by Kevin Rodondi, PharmD How can clinicians manage costs without losing sight of patient outcomes? One common sense method involves talking to patients, understanding their challenges and involving...

One Physician's Leadership Journey

A California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) article featuring Geoffrey Leung, MD, EdM, describes the transformative experience he's had with our CHCF Health Care Leadership Program. An ambulatory...

Healthforce faculty receive new investigator, mentorship awards

The leading forum on health services research, the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, takes place June 26-28 in Boston, and Healthforce Center faculty will take center stage with awards,...

Addiction treatment could have saved Prince and others

By Joanne Spetz, PhD, Associate Director of Research, Healthforce Center at UCSF The death of Prince last month, at age 57, surprised the world. The outpouring of sadness at the loss of an iconic and...