New Southern California Medical School To Tackle Doctor Shortages

by Anna Gorman

(SOURCE: California Healthline)

The Claremont Colleges plans to open a medical school, the fourth new campus designed to produce physicians for parts of Southern California struggling with shortages.

Forecast Shows Deepening Shortage Of Mental Health Professionals In California

A report forecasts a substantial shortage of qualified and diverse behavioral health professionals in California within 10 years, leaving minority patients and those outside major metropolitan areas especially underserved.

Black Female Doctors Represent Only Tiny Fraction of All Doctors Worldwide (The Mercury News)

An alum of our CHCF Health Care Leadership Program was featured in a Mercury News article about the small but growing number of  minority physicians. Female African-American doctors represent about two percent of the nation's 877,616 active physicians. Below is an excerpt from the article:

Closing the Looming Health Care Talent Gap (SHRM)

The United States may not be producing enough qualified doctors, nurses, specialists and health care workers to meet patients' needs, according to a body of Healthforce Center at UCSF research and a recent article from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Why Baby Boomers Need Immigrants (Politico)

Home health aides are in high demand and short supply as baby boomers require additional care, according to Healthforce Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD. But, policies that stop immigrants from entering the country could slow the supply of these low-paid workers who care for aging Americans. 

According to Politico, aging adults and their families could be in trouble:

Healthforce Center to Manage Quality Improvement Network

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) has selected Healthforce Center at UCSF to serve as the program office for the California Improvement Network (CIN). Established in 2005, CIN is a project of CHCF and is committed to spreading better ideas for care delivery. Its unique community of health leaders from commercial and safety net provider organizations, health plans and quality improvement instructional hubs work to improve the patient experience and the health of populations, while lowering the cost of care.

CHCF Fellow Speeds Change with Medical Incubator in Los Angeles

Story source: California Health Care Foundation
By Lisa Zamosky, Health Care Journalist

Dr. Andy Lee knew there was a better way to treat diabetes patients. His new model of care was already succeeding at LAC+USC Medical Center, where he serves as medical director for specialty services. What the doctor didn't know was how much resistance he would face when trying to expand the model to the rest of the county.

Media Roundup: Primary Care Physician Shortage Looms in California

In August, Healthforce Center released the second in a series of three reports on primary care in California, which projected a statewide primary care clinician shortfall in the next 15 years, with the most severe shortages in the Central Valley, Central Coast and Southern Border areas.

Meet the New Class of CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Fellows

Thirty-two clinical leaders have been selected to participate in the California Health Care Foundation's Health Care Leadership Program to expand their management skills and meet the challenges facing our state's health care system.

The leadership program is a part-time fellowship that offers clinically trained health care professionals hands-on opportunities to develop the decision-making, strategic planning, and executive skills they need to excel as multifaceted leaders.

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 of Research Joanne Spetz was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article on the topic: