16 Workforce Recommendations to Deliver High-Quality Care for People With Serious Illness (Health Affairs)

Healthforce Center at UCSF Associate Director of Research Joanne Spetz, PhD, co-authored a blog in Health Affairs that includes 16 workforce recommendations for field experts, policy makers and health care leaders, to adopt to better meet the needs of an aging population and those dealing with chronic and serious illness.

After Some Hurdles, California Whole Person Care Pilots Hit Stride

The California Improvement Network (CIN), which is a project of the California Health Care Foundation and administered by Healthforce Center at UCSF, is a community of health care professionals dedicated to driving improvements in patient and provider experience and population health, while lowering the cost of care. As part of its efforts to spread better ideas for care delivery, the network finds, documents and shares innovative quality improvement projects throughout the state.

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.

Leadership Alum's Project Continues to Bear Fruit (and Vegetables)

As a fellow in the  CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, Dr. Wei An Lee, an endocrinologist at Los Angeles County+University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center, developed a medical innovation incubator that aimed to reduce the fragmented care so commonly received by patients with chronic disease. His project contributed to the establishment of a weekly farmers market featured in the video below. 

The farmers market is open to staff, patients and the community at large.

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 resources and overcome challenges related to chronic conditions.

He’s part of a growing movement of CHWs who joined together on June 19 for Healthforce Center at UCSF’s CHW convening, an event that introduced Walfred to a broader picture of the CHW landscape.

Community Paramedicine Project Shows Early Success

An independent study by Healthforce Center at UCSF has shown that  California’s community paramedicine pilot projects have improved patient wellbeing and generated savings for insurers and hospitals.

Aiming to Make California the Healthiest State

Could California become the healthiest state in the nation by 2022?

That is the goal of Let’s Get Healthy California, a public-private initiative started in 2012 with the purpose of advancing the triple-aim, promoting health equity and leveraging innovation through collective impact.