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Thirty-two Clinicians Selected for CHCF Health Care Leadership Program

Thirty-two clinicians throughout the state of California have been chosen to participate in the California Health Care Foundation Health Care Leadership Program, which equips participants with the...

Expanding Training to Properly Staff Hospital-based Palliative Care Programs – A Clear Need, Unmet

By Healthforce Center Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz and Center to Advance Palliative Care Director Diane E. Meier Background Palliative care provides patients with serious illness with...

Media Roundup: US Hospital Palliative-care Teams Suffer Staffing Gaps

Reuters Health, Beckers Health, Managed Care News and FierceHealthcare covered research conducted by Healthforce Center faculty about the shortage of paid palliative-care teams available to help...

How Clinic Leadership Institute Gave One Woman the Skills and Confidence to Step Up

When opportunity knocks, sometimes you need a little encouragement to open the door. Lucinda Bazile, who graduated from Healthforce Center’s Clinic Leadership Institute in 2009, credits the coaching...

The Future of Community Health Workers

by Rebecca Hargreaves, Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Healthforce Center at UCSF Last month I had the pleasure of spending the day with more than 60 people from across various health care and...

Q&A: The Hidden Health Workforce

They diagnose diseases, take care of older adults in their homes, help people control chronic illnesses and so much more. Yet, allied health workers, who make up more than 60 percent of the health...

Some Doctors Flee the System, Choosing Direct Primary Care

San Francisco's national public radio station, KQED News, recently reported on the rise of direct primary care, a growing model that gives physicians an alternative to fee-for-service insurance...

How One Woman Learned to Lean In

At the age of 38, Bettina Lewis was promoted to chief operations officer at Los Angeles Christian Health Center, which serves more than 9,000 patients per year.  At first, Bettina lacked the ...

Six Habits of Successful Health Leaders

by Healthforce Center at UCSF Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP As a physician, professor of medicine, and head of Healthforce Center at UCSF, I spend most of the year thinking about the health and...

California Nurse Practitioners Lose Battle For Independent Practice, Again

A proposed bill to give California's nurse practitioners (NPs) more independence has fizzled for the year, according to Kaiser Health News. In the article, Healthforce Center at UCSF Associate...