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Community Health Leaders’ Workforce Concerns: Talent and Provider Burnout

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP and Jackie Miller An imminent talent gap and provider burnout are threatening the viability and strength of California’s safety net, according to a newly released...
Jason Flatt is especially interested in exploring different models of health care and workforce-related issues for dementia care.

New Faculty Member Jason Flatt Brings Fresh Ideas

by Maile Richardson Recently, Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH joined Healthforce Center’s faculty.  He wears many hats at UCSF as an assistant professor in the Institute for Health and Aging, department of...
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Lawmakers Push To Protect Patients And Counter Trump (California Healthline)

by Samantha Young (source: California Healthline) [UPDATED at 6 p.m. PT on Sept. 4] California lawmakers this year played offense and defense on health care, adopting bills to give patients more...
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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....
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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,...