CLI Network Meeting

Time: 12 PM to 5 PM

The October 2018 Network Meeting will be held in Sacramento, a day before the annual CPCA conference. Network, enhance your facilitation skills and hear about opportunities to advance the strategic plan for this leadership network.

Solutions to Reduce Imminent Primary Care Shortage in California

California needs a comprehensive strategy for primary care workforce development to alleviate a statewide shortfall of primary care providers that is projected to occur within the next 15 years. According to a report released June 12 by Healthforce Center, this comprehensive strategy should include efforts to enhance the education pipeline, improve recruitment and retention, maximize the existing workforce, and leverage workforce data.


I've grown more confident when speaking to others. I now have the tools to lead my staff and company to success.

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Medical Assistant Supervisor, Los Angeles Christian Health Centers

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:

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.

Upcoming Speakers:

Thursday, October 25, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM: Susan Skillman, University of Washington

Thursday, November 8, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM: Diane Rittenhouse, UC-San Francisco and UC-Berkeley


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.