Public Health

The public health workforce encompasses a broad range of settings and roles, and our team of researchers is working to define and understand this diverse group of health professionals. 

Publications

CIN Connections, Fall 2018: Integrating Primary Care and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Ensuring that Californians have timely access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment that is appropriately linked to their physical health care...

Peer Providers Uniquely Positioned to Support Long-Term Recovery of People with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults experience mental illness in a given year; yet our health care system...

The Pediatric Dental Workforce is Changing: What Does it Mean for Patient Outcomes?

Research examining productivity, quality and outcomes of traditional pediatric dental care are generally lacking.

Utilization of Community Health Workers in Emerging Care Coordination Models in California

Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores de salud are playing an increasingly important role in community-based and clinical care settings...

Improving collection and use of interprofessional health workforce data: Progress and peril

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine released a report calling for the creation of infrastructure to collect and analyze inter professional health...