Severe Shortage of Home Health Workers Could Only Get Worse (Washington Post)

Severe shortages of home health aides and nursing assistants could be detrimental to thousands of patients, according to a recent report by Kaiser Health News, California Healthline and the

Families Wary of Enrolling Undocumented Kids in Medi-Cal (KPCC)

Although California law allows children under 19 to access Medi-Cal regardless of their immigration status, many parents are pulling them from the program due to fear of deportation, according to a story from National Public Radio station KPCC.

Clinic Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders Cohort 7 alumna Susie Ramirez from Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center was interviewed for the story:

Alumnus Pilots Google Glass for Doctors (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Alumnus Dr. Albert Chan is piloting a new technology that aims to give doctors and nurses more time with patients.

Augmedix, a Google Glass startup that received $23 million in funding, pairs doctors and nurses with remote scribes who take notes during patient visits.

Finding a Doctor is an Ordeal for Many San Diegans (inewsource)

Healthforce Center Faculty Member Janet Coffman was quoted in inewsource for her research on the shortage of doctors willing to treat Medi-Cal beneficiaries. In particular, Medi-Cal patients who live in San Diego have been hit hard: Only 50 percent of physicians said they would accept new Medi-Cal patients in 2015.

Clinics Plan for Uncertain Future (KPCC)

Julie Hudman, CEO of Saban Community Clinic and one of our leadership alumni, spoke about clinics' uncertain future on Los Angeles national public radio station KPCC. 

"A lot of the folks that we see are single adults," Hudman says. "They're maybe more transitional. They're homeless patients. They have behavioral health challenges. They're really, to be honest, some of the most vulnerable and poorest patients of all."

Healthforce Center in the News

Our research faculty and leadership alumni have been featured on NPR, Kaiser Health News, CBS Los Angeles and more for their expertise and experience working to solve some of the most pressing challenges in health care.

Here is a media round-up:

Leadership Alum Wins Humanitarian Award

Vincent Nguyen, DO, CMD, who graduated from our California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program in September, has won the 2016 Senior Care Hero Humanitarian Award.

Nguyen serves as program director of CARES, a palliative service at HOAG Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California. In this role he helps patients and families navigate end-of-life care.

Thirty-two Clinicians Selected for CHCF Health Care Leadership Program

Thirty-two clinicians throughout the state of California have been chosen to participate in the California Health Care Foundation Health Care Leadership Program, which equips participants with the skills to meet the challenges facing our constantly changing health care system.