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Shaking up the dental safety-net: elimination of optional adult dental Medicaid benefits in California

Center Researchers Beth Mertz and Cynthia Wides published this article in the February 2014 Supplemental Issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. This issue celebrates the 25th year of the journal's publication and focuses on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The paper presents a qualitative study on the impact of the cuts on the safety-net... 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