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Help wanted in hiring RNs: Hospitals outsource recruitment of permanent nurses with hard-to-find skills

“It's like we simultaneously have a shortage and a surplus, and that's weird,” said Joanne Spetz. Read more about nursing supply and demand issues here. 

Physician workforce shortage persists in some areas of California

Healthforce Center Faculty Janet Coffman was interviewed on KQED regarding the last pediatrician on the Mendocino Coast. Rural communities are increasingly struggling to find providers willing to...

The Hitachi Foundation partners with Healthforce Center to focus on Medical Assistants

As part of the Health Care Team Redesign Initiative, the Hitachi Foundation and Healthforce Center convened a workshop last week at the UCSF campus. The meeting focused on ways to develop training...

California vaccine bill SB 277 signed into law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California school children to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school. CHCF Health Care...

Health coverage to expand for California's undocumented children

Healthforce Center Faculty Janet Coffman weighs in on California’s plans to expand coverage for undocumented children. Dr. Coffman noted that parents may delay needed care for their child due to fear...

2.5 million more long-term care workers needed by 2030

A new study from Healthforce Center Faculty Joanne Spetz projects that the US will need 2.5 million more long-term care workers by 2030. 

Healthforce Center alumni named Alameda Health System CEO

Change Agent Program (CAP) alumni Delveccio Finley appointed CEO of Alameda Health System.

Gender pay gap persists in nursing wages

Healthforce Center Faculty Ulrike Muench was featured in the New York Times for her study on wage disparities among male and female nurses. Her study reveals that men still earn more than women in...

Challenges persist for Californians seeking dental care through Denti-Cal

Healthforce Center Faculty Elizabeth Mertz weighed in on the the demand for oral health services in California. Hear the report.