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Addiction treatment could have saved Prince and others

By Joanne Spetz, PhD, Associate Director of Research, Healthforce Center at UCSF The death of Prince last month, at age 57, surprised the world. The outpouring of sadness at the loss of an iconic and...

Getting to the Workforce We Need

The Association of American Medical Colleges Workforce Conference took place in Chicago, Illinois, May 4-6, 2016. Learn more from the social media storytelling tool, Storify: [View the story "...

Mental Health Month: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

by Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP, Healthforce Center at UCSF Director Last week, I saw a patient, let’s call him Al. Al has two kids and a wife, and recently lost his job. Though he was able to find a new...

Growing Demand, but Shrinking Supply of Long-term Care Workers

Health care has been, and will continue to be, the fastest growing employment sector, but many of those job openings may be difficult to fill, according to Bianca Frogner, associate professor in the...

Safety Net Workers Embark on Leadership Journeys

This March, the ninth cohort of Clinic Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders launched in Tiburon, California. Over the next 18 months, participants will learn, share and grow into leaders who will...

Five Ways to Make the US the Healthiest Nation in a Generation

by Healthforce Center at UCSF Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP The US spends more per person on health care than any other high-income nation, but has lower life expectancies and higher rates of...

San Francisco Sobering Center as Model for the Nation

The San Francisco Sobering Center, which provides safe, short-term sobering and care coordination for acutely intoxicated adults, has saved the health care system $3.5 million, according to new...

What Health Care Can Learn from Startups

by Kevin Rodondi, PharmD April 4 marks National Public Health Week and the challenge currently being addressed by the American Public Health Association is to make our nation healthier in one...

Job Market Lures More Physician Assistants to Specialties Over Primary Care (Medical XPress)

The job market is luring more physician assistants, or PAs, to jobs in specialty care rather than primary care practices such as family medicine and general pediatrics, according to new research from...

Breaking Down Leadership Stereotypes on International Women's Day

By Sunita Mutha, MD, Director On International Women's Day I want to make the case for advancing women as leaders in health care, but not in the way you might expect. I don’t want to complain about...