Innovations, Failures, and Leadership Lessons During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On September 18, Dr. Mitch Katz, President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals, shared with California Improvement Network (CIN) partners at the fall CIN partner meeting about his experience leading the largest public health care system in the United States as it became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020.

Mission Integration: Behavioral Health Strategies to Achieve Whole Health (webinar)

L.A. Care Health Plan and Healthforce Center at UCSF are partnering together to host a four-part seminar series focused on providing topical content to clinic leaders in the Los Angeles county safety net. This seminar series is tailored for alumni from leadership programs including L.A. Care’s Physician Leadership Program and Healthforce Center led Clinic Leadership Institute and Cedars-Sinai Managing to Leading Program.

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.

Exec Leadership Program to have New Cohort

This month, the country’s largest pharmacy, CVS, bought one of the largest insurance companies, Aetna, as part of a $69 billion deal. Though mergers and acquisitions in the commercial sector far outpace those in the safety net and have very different outcomes, health center consolidation will continue at a slow but steady pace, according to Bobbie Wunsch, a partner with Pacific Health Consulting Group and an expert in the restructuring and financing of healthcare delivery organizations, primarily safety net providers.

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.

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: 

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: