California Mobilizes for a Health Care Surge
March 30, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal, Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care, Telehealth, Workforce
Stories That Caught Our Attention: California is adopting policies related to health care coverage, workforce, telehealth, and palliative care to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic.
New University of California Program Will Double Pipeline of Specialized Mental Health Providers in Response to Growing Crisis
January 29, 2020
Workforce, Behavioral Health
With California facing an urgent and growing shortage of mental health professionals, three schools of nursing within the University of California system (UCSF, UC Davis, and UCLA) are announcing the launch today of a new online certificate program that will prepare 300 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners by 2025.
Health Affairs’ Rural Health Issue Has Special Relevance to California
December 9, 2019
Xenia Shih Bion
Behavioral Health, Maternal Health, Workforce
Stories That Caught Our Attention: Millions of Americans in rural areas face significant barriers to care and in almost every state are burdened with higher mortality rates than people in urban areas.
Lessons from Three States — Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners in California
This fact sheet summarizes how Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico have expanded practice authority for nurse practitioners. CHCF hosted a briefing on May 6, 2019, with experts from these states on what California can learn about nurse practitioners and expanded practice authority.
Independent Nurse Practitioners Bridge Big Gaps in Rural Care
August 7, 2019
California is one of 22 states that do not permit nurse practitioners to practice and prescribe without ongoing physician oversight. Journalist Heather Stringer traveled to Colorado to see how nurse practitioners are being deployed in two rural communities.
California’s Health Care Workforce — Almanac Collection
This Almanac collection takes a look at the state's health care workforce. Detailed reports provide data on physicians and nurses, and a set of quick reference guides focus on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, physician assistants, health diagnostic and treatment therapists, clinical laboratory scientists and technicians, and imaging professionals.
Committed Physician Recruits Young People to Diversify Health Care Workforce
May 16, 2019
Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, a no-nonsense doctor from Oakland’s Highland Hospital, is on the lookout for youth from families with low incomes who could become future nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, and more.
California’s Health Workforce Is Ready for a Technology Tune-Up — Video
Workforce, Telehealth, Investing in Innovation
Between virtual visits, automated physician assistants, and apps that aid in preventative care, technology may help California solve its doctor shortage and make the most of its health care workforce. Watch our video explainer to see how.