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How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Nursing Workforce

How COVID-19 Has Impacted the Nursing Workforce

“Whenever somebody says, I think we have a nursing shortage, I think the answer we should all provide to that is, what do you mean by shortage? And where is it happening? It's really almost the...
Golden Gate Bridge and yellow wildflowers.

Healthforce Center: A Collective Force for Health, Equity, and Action

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP I always breathe more deeply when the smells of spring begin to fill the air here in San Francisco. But this spring feels extra special, as I see my patients, colleagues,...
BIPOC physician providing a check up for a BIPOC child with BIPOC mother in the background.

OpEd: COVID-19 Reveals Need to Increase Diversity Among California Physicians

Story source: CalMatters By Janet Coffman, Healthforce and Alicia Fernández, Special to CalMatters COVID-19 has revealed serious flaws in our health system, but none is more distressing than the deep...
Leading Beyond the Crisis: What Leaders Should Know

Leading Beyond the Crisis: What Leaders Should Know

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP For nearly three decades Healthforce Center has been training health care leaders at all levels - from emerging to executive levels. Since the beginning of the COVID-19...
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Joanne Spetz, PhD Three of every four pharmaceutical overdose deaths in 2010 involved opioids, according to the CDC. This sobering statistic focused attention on the rapid acceleration and...
Reflections on Addressing Social Needs During a Pandemic

Reflections on Addressing Social Needs During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in every possible way in a short amount of time. While the spread of COVID-19 and the economic effects of shelter in place have impacted everyone to...