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6 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...

Healthforce Alumnus Named Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation

The California Health Care Foundation has named licensed psychologist and behavioral health executive Peter Currie senior vice president of program strategy and innovation. He will begin at the...

5 Ways to Reduce Costs and Achieve Better Outcomes

by Kevin Rodondi, PharmD How can clinicians manage costs without losing sight of patient outcomes? One common sense method involves talking to patients, understanding their challenges and involving...

One Physician's Leadership Journey

A California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) article featuring Geoffrey Leung, MD, EdM, describes the transformative experience he's had with our CHCF Health Care Leadership Program. An ambulatory...

Healthforce faculty receive new investigator, mentorship awards

The leading forum on health services research, the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, takes place June 26-28 in Boston, and Healthforce Center faculty will take center stage with awards,...

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 "...

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...