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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...

ACA will Lead to the Development of 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...

Health Leaders Promote ACA (LA Times)

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

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

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

Meeting Nursing Supply Challenges in 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. 

Hospitals Outsource RN Hiring

“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 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...

Hitachi Partners with Healthforce 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...

California Vaccine Bill Signed into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California school children to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school. CHCF Health Care...