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Leadership Development: A Critical Need in the Dental Safety Net

ISSUE BRIEF:This research brief presents a qualitative assessment of the leadership training needs of dental directors from community health centers in California. This brief explores dental directors’ roles and responsibilities, their primary challenges as dental directors, and their perceptions of their own individual leadership training needs as well as those of the broader dental director field. Implications of providing... Read More


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                            PROJECT HIGHLIGHT

The Health Workforce Tracking Collaborative (HWTC) began in 2005 as a partnership between three foundations - The California Wellness Foundation, The California Endowment, and the California HealthCare Foundation - and the Center for the Health Professions. Working together, the Collaborative identifies critical questions, collects needed data, evaluates progress, and makes assessments of efforts to improve and support California's health care workforce. Some HWTC projects include:

                   Diversity in the Health Professions

          Mapping Health Workforce Needs in California

                  California's Mental Health Workforce