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:

The Importance of Why

by Healthforce Center at UCSF Director Sunita Mutha, MD, FACP

In 2017, health care organizations face great uncertainty about funding for health care and the ability to sustain coverage and access for large numbers of people.

Health Leader Takes on Opioid Crisis

Candy Stockton, MD, a fellow in our 15th cohort of the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, uses the lessons learned and network of colleagues from our leadership development program to address one of the most urgent issues in health care: the opioid crisis.

Her story, which was featured in the California Health Care Foundation blog, chronicles her move from a middle class area of Southern California to rural and impoverished Shasta County, an area heavily impacted by opioid addiction.