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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Community Health Workers in California

This research, funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation,  examines community health workers in California.

Evaluating Standardized Preventive Care to Reduce Dental Disparities in Children

This research project, which is being funded by NIH’s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), will evaluate the disparity reduction and oral health improvement potential of...

Evaluation of Community Paramedicine Pilot Projects

In December 2013, the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) proposed a pilot project that would assess the feasibility of community paramedicine, a model of care in which...

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...

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.