Barriers and recommendations to facilitating earn and learn training programs in allied health professions
In 2016, Assembly Member Freddy Rodriguez authored AB 2105 (Chapter 410), which the Legislature passed and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed. AB 2105 required DCA to carry out a stakeholder process to update policies and remove barriers to facilitate the development of earn and learn training programs, which include apprenticeships in the allied health professions. Read More
Talent Finance: Creating a movement for more equity in financing workforce talent
The national jobs crisis—triggered by a global pandemic—has exposed hard truths about the workforce and inequities in opportunity for individuals to develop the knowledge and skills needed to remain competitive. Read More
32 examples of AI in healthcare that will make you feel better about the future
Artificial intelligence simplifies the lives of patients, doctors and hospital administrators by performing tasks that are typically done by humans, but in less time and at a fraction of the cost. Read More.
Brain Waste among U.S. Immigrants with Health Degrees: A Multi-State Profile
The coronavirus pandemic that swept into communities across the United States beginning in Spring 2020 has placed enormous strain on health-care systems and highlighted the work of both U.S.- and foreign-born health professionals. Read More.
The nation is diversifying even faster than predicted, according to new census data
The U.S. Census Bureau has just released its last batch of race-ethnic population estimates in advance of the 2020 census, with data indicating that the national headcount will reveal a more diverse nation than was previously expected. Read More
UCLA Researchers: Telehealth Changes Needed to Serve Vulnerable Populations
Report suggest expanding telehealth services in specialty care and ensuring coverage and access to medical interpreters. Read More
Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?
Telehealth has helped expand access to care at a time when the pandemic has severely restricted patients’ ability to see their doctors. Actions taken by healthcare leaders today will determine if the full potential of telehealth is realized after the crisis has passed. Read More.
Legal and Operational Guide for Free Medical Clinics
The Free or Charitable Medical Clinic continues to serve as an important safety net for millions of under- and uninsured individuals throughout the country. Such clinics are often staffed by volunteer physicians, nurses, and other health care providers who provide primary health care services to those who have limited or no access to health care providers or prescription care, and to indigent populations, including the homeless, undocumented persons, Medicaid recipients. Some clinics are even equipped to provide additional health services, such as basic dental, vision, and behavioral health care services. Read More
Investing in All Workers: California Employer Perspectives on Hiring, Retaining, and Advancing Entry-Level Workers
The James Irvine Foundation envisions a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. We believe that the success of our state is tied to the opportunities for workers, all workers, and too many are struggling to support their family and make ends meet. Read More
To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, companies should start reskilling their workforces now
Imagine a crisis that forces your company’s employees to change the way they work almost overnight. Despite initial fears that the pressure would be too great, you discover that this new way of working could be a blueprint for the long term. That’s what leaders of many companies around the globe are finding as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More
The job description for a COVID-19 community health worker – and how this could fight US unemployment
There are more than 780,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide as of March 31. Continued sharp increases in infections may overwhelm health systems in any country, but especially places that are facing shortages of nurses, doctors, and other frontline health providers. Read More
California’s Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce
In California, access to insurance coverage for behavioral health services has improved substantially over the past two decades, which has helped Californians who need behavioral health services pay for their care. Read More
Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Clinician Training Practice
The explosion of artificial intelligence has significantly altered the training providers need to integrate the technology into clinical practice. Read More
We’re Getting Old, but We’re Not Doing Anything About It
This New York Times article reports that like climate change, the aging of America demands a serious rethinking of the way we live. The population of the prime caregiving age group, from 45 to 64, is expected to increase by only 1 percent before 2030, while the population over 80 will increase by 79 percent. Read More
How Text Messages From Kaiser Put 11,000-Plus Californians on the Road to Food, Better Health
The Sacramento Bee reports how Kaiser Permanente used text messaging to sign up more than 11,000 of its neediest California members for CalFresh, a government program that will give them up to $200 a month for groceries. Read More
Diversity in California’s Health Education and Workforce Pipeline
An update on diversity in California’s health education and workforce pipeline. Read More