I loved it and recognize how important these lessons and relationships will be to my future development and ultimately my ability to achieve my professional goals.

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IT and Programs Manager, The Achievable Foundation

CHCF Health Care Leadership Program Cohort 17 Seminar

The California Health Care Foundation's (CHCF) Health Care Leadership Program prepares clinically trained professionals to lead California’s health care organizations and creates a network of strong and effective leaders who are focused on improving health care for all Californians.

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:

Review of Recent Literature on Peer Support Providers

This report updates a literature review on peer support providers prepared in 2015. Peer support workers fulfill a broad range of tasks ad job titles, in a broad range of mental health and substance use disorders recovery settings, and in various service models, although there is a lack of consensus on the core competencies and duties of this role. Despite a growing body of literature on the effectiveness of peer support, there is still little literature on peer support in forensic and inpatient settings.

California Physicians’ Participation in Medicaid

Recent increases in enrollment in Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid program) due to the Affordable Care Act have heightened concerns about whether sufficient numbers of physicians are participating in Medi-Cal to provide beneficiaries with adequate access to care. Medi-Cal beneficiaries may have difficulty obtaining ambulatory care if there is a low percentage of physicians in their communities who accept Medi-Cal patients, or if the total supply of physicians is low relative to population size.

Navigating Change in the Health Workforce Speaker Series

The Seminar Series is your chance to hear from and interact with national and international experts in workforce and other topics that are of importance to Healthforce Center’s work. This is an opportunity to learn about hot topics, meet an expert without having to travel long distances, and get new ideas for your own work.


The Institute for Physician Leadership was a remarkable opportunity to engage with emerging leaders of different organizations. The faculty and speakers were thoughtful and inspirational. It has dramatically improved my leadership abilities and confidence, and I will continue to revisit the content of the sessions for many years.

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Kaiser Permanente


The CHCF Health Care Leadership Program is the single most important professional experience I've ever had. The lessons I learned about the importance of vision, political savvy, and self-knowledge are fresh in my mind and help me daily.

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Associate Dean for Primary Care, Stanford School of Medicine

Mary Beth Blasnek, SM, AB

Mary Beth Blasnek is the associate director of operations for Healthforce Center at UCSF.