New Faculty Member Jason Flatt Brings Fresh Ideas

by Maile Richardson

Recently, Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH joined Healthforce Center’s faculty.  He wears many hats at UCSF as an assistant professor in the Institute for Health and Aging, department of social and behavioral sciences, and assistant director of the Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) at the school of nursing. He’s especially interested in exploring different models of health care and workforce-related issues for dementia care.

Victory: Governor Brown Signs Bill Expanding Scope of Practice for Medical Lab Technicians (MLTs)

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2281 into law, which expands MLT scope of practice. The new law’s provisions were informed by Healthforce Center at UCSF research and recommendations. For two decades Healthforce faculty member Susan Chapman has been leading and conducting research on the medical lab workforce, which is in short supply. We spoke with Dr.

How One Man’s Road to Recovery Has Helped Others with Mental Illness

By Lisel Blash, MPA

After losing his job in the corporate sector, Josh was homeless and in and out of jail for several years. “Until I had my diagnosis; I thought everyone heard voices,” he said. The realization that he had a mental illness made Josh take action. After seeking treatment, he volunteered for homeless shelters and soup kitchens because he “wanted to give back.”

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.

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.

Healthforce Center Celebrates 25 Years of Transforming Health Care

For 25 years Healthforce Center at UCSF has been developing leaders, disseminating policy-driven research and helping health care professionals across the country navigate change. In 2017, navigating change is more important than ever as health leaders face significant opportunities, and ambiguity, in today’s rapidly shifting health care environment: