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Restrictive Policies (and Politics) Impede Nurses, Fail Patients

Healthforce Center Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD, was interviewed for a nursing website (onlinefnpprograms.com) about her research on policies, politics and nursing practice that...
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Community Health Worker Joins Movement

By Jackie Miller As a community health worker (CHW) at Care Connections Program in Los Angeles County, Walfred Lopez acts as a liaison between patients and medical professionals to help people find...
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People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers (NPR)

A new NPR story about peer support for people with mental illness in Texas, features Joanne Spetz, Healthforce Center's associate director of research. Peer providers are people with lived experience...
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CHCF Leadership Program is Accepting Apps

Are you a health leader who wants leadership training in California? Time is running out to apply for the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program. Applications are due June 30, 2017. Up to 32 physicians...
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Healthforce Center Celebrates 25 Years of Transforming Health Care

For 25 years Healthforce Center at UCSF has been developing leaders, disseminating policy-driven research and helping health care professionals across the country navigate change. In 2017, navigating...
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The Importance of Why

By Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP, Director of Healthforce Center In 2017, health care organizations face great uncertainty about funding for health care and the ability to sustain coverage and access for...
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Millennial Healthcare Workers Get Political

Millennials have overtaken Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation, according to the Pew Research Center, but what does it mean for future healthcare leaders of America? Millennials are purpose-...
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Making it Through the Wilderness

By Maile Richardson “Wandering around in the wilderness.” That’s how Teresa Simms, regional director of operations at North County Health Services, described her early experiences as a health care...
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Is Health Care a Right or a Privilege?

A beauty queen's response to a question about health care has highlighted a debate percolating throughout American society: Is health care a right or privilege? Healthforce Center Associate Director...
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Leadership Program Spurs Transformation in Physician

Healthforce Center’s leadership development programs help leaders navigate change — and improve patient outcomes — through a process of individual transformation. Stanford University Professor Alan...