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California: A Health Care Laboratory With Mixed Results (California Healthline)

(source: California Healthline) by Anna Gorman California’s expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act enabled many low-income HIV patients to get health insurance previously denied to them...
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Victory: Governor Brown Signs Bill Expanding Scope of Practice for Medical Lab Technicians (MLTs)

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2281 into law, which expands MLT scope of practice. The new law’s provisions were informed by Healthforce Center at UCSF research and...

San Joaquin Health Plan CEO Built the Plane as She Was Flying It

Photo: Health Plan of San Joaquin CEO Amy Shin, right, meets with Chief Information Officer Cheron Vail. Photo: Craig Sanders. Story source: California Health Care Foundation by Tracy Seipel,...
The Claremont Colleges plans to open a medical school, the fourth new campus designed to produce physicians for parts of Southern California struggling with shortages.

New Southern California Medical School To Tackle Doctor Shortages

by Anna Gorman (SOURCE: California Healthline) The Claremont Colleges plans to open a medical school, the fourth new campus designed to produce physicians for parts of Southern California struggling...
California community paramedics record their first-hand accounts of what they've experienced in the field.

Boots on the Ground: Community Paramedics’ Experiences in the Field

by Maile Richardson Since 2015, the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has been testing the viability of asking paramedics to step outside of their traditional scope of practice....
We are constantly thinking about ways to enhance the learning experience for our meeting attendees.

6 Secrets to Planning a Spectacular Event

by Healthforce leadership staff: Marie Hubbard, Alleysha Mullen and Christina Travlos As leadership staff of Healthforce Center at UCSF, we are constantly thinking about ways to enhance the learning...
Pharmacists are taking on additional responsibilities, which often center on integrating into the care team.

The Newest Members of Your Care Team: Pharmacists

by Jackie Miller Lately, the rising cost of drug prices, the opioid crisis and the role of pharmacy benefit managers have dominated the headlines of pharmacy-related news. However, a slower moving,...
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Beyond the Exam Room: Social Needs That Impact Health

by April Watson, CIN Managing Partner, Director, Practice Transformation Initiative, California Quality Collaborative We've all seen the pie chart about factors contributing to a premature death: It'...
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Refreshed California Improvement Network Set to Spread Ideas for Better Care

by Healthforce Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP Boasting a new program office, a strong slate of partners, and a refreshed agenda of focused topic areas, the California Improvement Network (CIN) is...
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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...