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A New Effort to Train Health Workers Reimagines Health Care

Reprinted with permission by Monterey County Now. By Sara Rubin Orlando Elizondo has spent a lot of time thinking about how health care is delivered – not in doctor’s offices or emergency rooms, but...
Community Clinic Case Study: Los Angeles Christian Health Centers Health Home Program

Community Clinic Case Study: Los Angeles Christian Health Centers Health Home Program

How One Los Angeles Area Clinic Addresses Housing Insecurity and Homelessness Implementing new programs can pose operational challenges for seasoned staff and leaders at any organization. Even with a...
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Five Ways to Cure California’s Doctor Shortage (CHCF)

Source: California Health Care Foundation We know that primary care is essential for good health, but access to primary care in California varies greatly, with large swaths of the state competing for...
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The California Improvement Network in 2018: Connections, Learning and Action

As we close up the year, it’s a great opportunity to look back on what we’ve accomplished. The California Improvement Network (CIN), a community that aims to spread better ideas for care delivery,...
Carol Lei, caregiver, discuss with Lena Driscoll, MSN, at UCSF Mission Bay.

16 Workforce Recommendations to Deliver High-Quality Care for People With Serious Illness (Health Affairs)

Healthforce Center at UCSF Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD, co-authored a blog in Health Affairs that includes 16 workforce recommendations for field experts, policy makers and...
Amanda Clarke, MPH, right, speaks with Giovanna Giuliani, left, of the California Safety Net Institute

After Some Hurdles, California Whole Person Care Pilots Hit Stride

The California Improvement Network (CIN), which is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and administered by Healthforce Center at UCSF, is a community of health care professionals...
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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...
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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Restrictive Policies (and Politics) Impede Nurses, Fail Patients

Healthforce Center Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD, was interviewed for a nursing website (onlinefnpprograms.com) about her research on policies, politics and nursing practice that...
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Community Health Worker Joins Movement

By Jackie Miller As a community health worker (CHW) at Care Connections Program in Los Angeles County, Walfred Lopez acts as a liaison between patients and medical professionals to help people find...