Medical Assistants

For more than a decade, our researchers have been investigating the medical assistant workforce, including scope of practice considerations, new care models that extend the use of medical assistants, and supply and demand.


Asian Health Services: Medical Assistants Improve Language Access and Patient-Centered Care

Asian Health Services (AHS) is an urban federally-qualified health center in Oakland, California.

Medical Assistants in California: Legal Scope of Practice

This summary covers current (as of Sept 2013) scope of practice for medical assistants (MAs) in the state of California.

The Demand for Health Care Workers Post-ACA

Concern abounds about whether the health care workforce is sufficient to meet changing demands spurred by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Comparative Snapshot of Four Allied Health Occupations in California: Community Health Workers, Medical Assistants, Certified Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aides

Community health workers (CHWs), medical assistants (MAs), certified nurse assistants (CNAs), and home health aides (HHAs) are among California’s...