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Confronting Implicit Bias to Adapt Depression Screening and Treatment

By Vaishnavi Vaidya, MPH, Program Manager, Healthforce Center at UCSF Over the past 20 years, Tennessee has seen immense growth in the Latinx population due to a steady influx of migrant agriculture...
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Celebrating our Achievements: CIN Advanced Racial Health Equity and More

The California Improvement Network (CIN), a project of the California Health Care Foundation that is managed by Healthforce Center at UCSF, is a community of health care professionals that has been...
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Workshop – Confronting Racism Denial: Tools for Naming Racism and Moving to Action

Racism is a major driver of health inequities in the United States. For most of our 30 years, Healthforce Center at UCSF has been working to advance health equity by building pipelines of diverse...

Supporting Access and Equity in Primary Care Through New Payment Models

This panel discusses how Californians can work together to realize a future vision for primary care that addresses the issues of unequal access and disparities in health outcomes. The recent National...
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A Retrospective of 2021 Progress at Healthforce Center

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP, Director of Healthforce Center If 2020 was the year of a collective reckoning on racial injustice across the nation, then 2021 was the year of laser-like focus on how to...
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Well-Being Strategies for the Health Care Workforce

Health systems are uniquely positioned to advance health equity by ensuring that their own workers are well, supported, and equipped to deliver high-quality care. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how...
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Dr. Elizabeth Mertz to Lead Research at Healthforce Center at UCSF

Healthforce Center at UCSF is excited to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Mertz has been appointed Associate Director of Research to succeed Dr. Joanne Spetz. In this role, Mertz will be responsible for...
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You Can’t Just Be Anti-Racist at Work

“Structural racism.” “Institutional racism.” “Societal racism.” These are phrases that we commonly hear today that signal acknowledgement of the breadth and depth with which white supremacy maintains...
Is Cultural Competence Training a Solution to Structural Racism in Health Care?

Is Cultural Competence Training a Solution to Structural Racism in Health Care?

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP One of my passions in my work here at Healthforce Center at UCSF is advancing culturally competent care for all patients. Having served on multiple panels and boards,...
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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...