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Introducing Healthforce Center at UCSF

UCSF's student newspaper Synapse covered Healthforce Center's identity and website launch:  On Thursday, Jan. 28, the Center for the Health Professions at UCSF will officially have a new name:...

Health Reform May Change Workers' Roles

Occupation growth is expected among registered nurses, counselors, social workers, medical assistants and possibly licensed vocational nurses, according to a study released by Healthforce Center...

Affordable Care Act Will Spur California Health Care Workforce to Develop New Skills

Contact: Jennifer O'Brien, Assistant Vice Chancellor/Public Affairs, (415) 502-6397,  [email protected] SAN FRANCISCO—The Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s largest effects will be seen in workplace...

CLI Emerging Leaders alum and AltaMed Health Services featured in Covered California campaign

The head of California’s health insurance exchange toured Los Angeles by bus, seeking to publicize the Affordable Care Act’s potential benefits among Southern Californians, many of them Latino, who...

Major NIH Grant Awarded to Healthforce Center Faculty

Healthforce Center Faculty Elizabeth Mertz has been awarded a $4.8 million dollar grant aimed at improving dental care quality and outcomes through evidence-based prevention and treatment. Read more...

Fixing Denti-Cal for California’s kids (opinion piece)

Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator and CHCF Health Care Leadership Program alumnus, discusses dental care for children.

Meeting nursing supply challenges in the state of Illinois

Healthforce Center Faculty Joanne Spetz weighs in on nurse supply and demand issues for the state of Illinois. Read about the retiring workforce and increased demands from the Baby Boomers. 

Help wanted in hiring RNs: Hospitals outsource recruitment of permanent nurses with hard-to-find skills

“It's like we simultaneously have a shortage and a surplus, and that's weird,” said Joanne Spetz. Read more about nursing supply and demand issues here. 

Physician workforce shortage persists in some areas of California

Healthforce Center Faculty Janet Coffman was interviewed on KQED regarding the last pediatrician on the Mendocino Coast. Rural communities are increasingly struggling to find providers willing to...

The Hitachi Foundation partners with Healthforce Center to focus on Medical Assistants

As part of the Health Care Team Redesign Initiative, the Hitachi Foundation and Healthforce Center convened a workshop last week at the UCSF campus. The meeting focused on ways to develop training...