The Big Shortage: The Future of California’s Health Workforce
California's health workforce faces major shortages. The good news? There's no shortage of workable solutions.
New & Noteworthy
A Guide to Graduate Medical Education Funding in California
University of California, San Francisco, The Robert Graham Center
This comprehensive overview describes the landscape of graduate medical education (GME) funding in California, including sources, amounts, and distribution across the state. This series also includes a report outlining recommendations for expanding GME and six issue briefs covering key issues facing GME in this state.
Health Workforce Commission Lays the Groundwork for Easier Access to Care
February 4, 2019
Sandra R. Hernández
A new report from the California Future Health Workforce Commission charts a clear path to ensure that our state has the right people in the right places to deliver the care that is needed most.
How to Ease the Looming Crisis in California Mental Health Care
February 8, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Workforce, Behavioral Health
Stories That Caught Our Attention This Week: California needs a robust mental health workforce. The California Future Health Workforce Commission recommends practical ways to solve the state’s behavioral health workforce shortages.
Health Care Costs 101: National Spending in 2017
Health Care Costs
National health spending grew by 3.9% in 2017, slower than the 4.8% growth in 2016. Use this quick reference guide to get a snapshot of US health spending versus growth in the economy over time, annual spending per enrollee, spending by payment sources, and spending on hospital care, prescription drugs, and other spending categories.
Promise and Pitfalls: A Look at California’s Regional Health Information Organizations
Investing in Innovation
This report examines the various types of health information exchange resources available to provider organizations in California. It focuses on the role of nonprofit regional health information organizations and profiles the largest nine currently operating in the state.
CHCF Health Innovation Fund
From ending the opioid crisis to making care affordable for all, solving health care's most intractable challenges will require innovative solutions. The CHCF Health Innovation Fund invests in market-based solutions with the potential to improve access and health outcomes for low-income Californians.