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Q&A: Health Economist on Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act and more

Peter Buerhaus, RN, PhD, FAAN is a nationally recognized health services and workforce researcher and health care economist. He is widely known for his research on health workforce forecasting and...

Yearlong Community Clinic Initiative, "Managing to Leading," Kicks Off at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is sponsoring an intensive leadership development program for local community clinic managers, hoping to prepare a pipeline of leaders well-equipped to guide their...

S.F. General Hospital Appoints California Health Care Foundation Program Graduate as CEO

Following an extensive nationwide search, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital named Susan P. Ehrlich, MD, MPP as the new chief executive officer of the city’s only trauma center and primary...

The Center for the Health Professions at UCSF Changes its Name

New Name Better Reflects Mission of Helping Health Organizations Drive Progress The Center for the Health Professions at UCSF announced today that the organization will change its name to Healthforce...

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:...

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...

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...

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...