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Photo of the 32 members of the CHCF Leadership cohort 23 at their first seminar together in December 2023.

Empowering 32 More Future Health Care Leaders

By Dr. Michelle Schneidermann, director of the California Health Care Foundation’s People-Centered Care Team Pictured above: The 32 members of cohort 23 of the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program at...
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Announcing Our New Initiative to Strengthen California’s Health Workforce

By Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP, and Associate Director of Research Elizabeth Mertz, PhD   “We envision a collective effort that prioritizes systems and policy changes to advance the diversity and...
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California Needs Thousands of Nurses, but Leaders Can’t Agree on How to Fill Jobs

By Kristen Hwang. Reprinted with permission from CalMatters. Leer en espanol. Ashley Hooks always planned to retire at Lakewood Regional Medical Center, where she has been a nurse for 12 years. But...
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Understanding Indigenous Communities to Support Their Health Needs

Indigenous communities in California and throughout the United States face striking health disparities. At 71.8 years, American Indian and Alaska Native individuals have the lowest life expectancy...
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Affirmative Action: How Will Court Ruling Affect Medical School Diversity?

California’s experience after Proposition 209 offers some clues and lessons By Robin Buller. Reprinted with permission from the California Health Care Foundation. The US Supreme Court outlawed the...
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New Payment Streams Boost the Community Health Worker/Promotores Field

  By Jacqueline (Jackie) Miller, Senior Research Data Analyst, Healthforce Center at UCSF In California, one of the most culturally diverse states in the country, health care must bridge cultural and...
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Planning for the Inevitable: Succession Planning for Senior Leaders

Succession planning is an often-neglected undertaking. It can be challenging to prioritize this essential task when teams are consumed with day-to-day operations. Some leaders struggle to face the...
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Dr. Sunita Mutha on California’s Primary Care Shortage

About a third of Californians live in areas where there is a shortage of primary care clinicians. The shortage is particularly acute in rural areas such as the Inland Empire, Northern California and...
Group photo of cohort 6 of the Cedars-Sinai Managing to Leading Program, May 2023

Introducing the New Cohort of the Managing to Leading Program

Healthforce Center at UCSF is pleased to announce the sixth cohort of the Cedars-Sinai’s Community Clinic Initiative: Managing to Leading (M2L) program. Funded by Cedars-Sinai and administered by...
Photo of Stella Safo, Karyn Young-Lowe, and Sunita Mutha at the CIN partner meeting in March 2023 (photo credit: Sonya Yruel).

Equitable Co-design in Health Care: How to Incorporate Community Voices to Impact Systems

By the California Improvement Network Team Photo of Stella Safo, Karyn Young-Lowe, and Sunita Mutha at the CIN partner meeting in March 2023 (photo credit: Sonya Yruel). While many health care...