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The Center is a nationally and internationally recognized resource for original investigation into issues such as workforce planning, access to professionals, utilization, evaluation, and educational and regulatory reform.

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Bringing Equity Into Quality Improvement

A decade after the Institute of Medicine focused national attention on quality in health care, robust resources and strategies exist to help organizations strive toward five domains of quality: safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, and efficient care. There has been much less progress in the sixth domain, equity. With changing demographics, persistence of health care disparities, and recent progress in identifying solutions to reduce gaps in care,... Read More

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Center Launches Survey Services - We offer customized data collection and analysis services to address critical health workforce issues. We have experience developing surveys and assessing results for professional organizations, government agencies, unions, foundations, hospitals, and health systems. Contact us at surveyadmin@thecenter.ucsf.edu.

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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