Healthforce Center partners with organizations nationwide to address their research needs through rigorous workforce analysis. We collaborate with researchers within UCSF, as well as other organizations, to assemble the best team to approach the issue at hand. Our studies have spanned critical issues across the industry, from minimum nurse staffing ratios, to underrepresented minority dentists, to the use of electronic health records. Healthforce Center is uniquely positioned to identify and understand the most pressing health workforce issues, to empower leaders to address these issues, and to produce knowledge that influences policy. To read more about our projects and impact, see the list below.

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The Care Team Redesign Initiative

As the nation seeks to improve access to primary care services, medical assistants (MAs) will be a critical component of that growth.

Care Team Integration of the Home-Based Workforce

The Care Team Integration of the Home-Based Workforce project seeks to improve health and satisfaction, and lower utilization costs by developing and introducing an untapped resource into the...

Bedside Interpreter Intervention

This four-year project is evaluating the effect of increasing access to professional interpreters for older hospitalized patients with limited English proficiency.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Public Mental Health

UCSF School of Nursing researchers received a two-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assess the utilization of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) in public...

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Research Studies Examining the Impact of the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 expanded access to health insurance for millions of Americans.

The Effect of State Scope-of-Practice Laws on Pharmaceutical Utilization

Greater reliance on nurse practitioners (NPs) has been widely recognized as a critical component to the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Implications of Emerging Physician Payment Models for Rheumatology

Payment for medical care in the United States is undergoing a seismic shift, from payment based on the volume of care provided to payment based on value.