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San Diego County races to watch

Emily Boerger | Oct 19, 2020 | California

With November’s election right around the corner, San Diego County is proving to be an area worth watching, where shifts in the political balance appear to be on the line.    Mayoral race: A shift in party control is already guaranteed in the San Diego mayoral race where two Democrats are...[ Read More ]

California's ACES Aware initiative trains nearly 14,000 health care providers in trauma-informed care

| Oct 15, 2020 | California

Nearly 14,000 health care providers have completed the ACEs Aware initiative’s core training program, a key finding included in a data report released today by the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). “Becoming ACEs Aware in California” trains health care providers to...[ Read More ]

Health Net identifies health care worker shortage solutions

Shawna De La Rosa | Oct 15, 2020 | California

A report by Health Net finds identifying new talent pools, providing the opportunity for upward mobility and the importance of cultural competency training and recruitment are the top strategies to overcome California’s health care workforce shortage. Health Net, an insurance provider, developed the report by looking at best practices and...[ Read More ]

Policy brief outlines recommendations to address California's psychiatric workforce shortage

Emily Boerger | Oct 9, 2020 | California

A recent policy brief from California Health Policy Strategies outlines the current status and future outlook for the state’s pipeline for new psychiatrists. According to the brief, California’s behavioral health workforce shortage, which is already considered a crisis, is expected to worsen in the coming years.     A 2019...[ Read More ]

CHCF poll finds large numbers of Californians have delayed care for urgent health issues

Emily Boerger | Oct 8, 2020 | California

A just-released California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) poll finds large numbers of Californians have delayed needed health care since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll offers details on the disproportionate health challenges low-income Californians are facing and takes a look at respondents’ experiences with racial or ethnic discrimination....[ Read More ]

L.A. Care commits $5 million to help fund launch of KGI School of Medicine

| Oct 7, 2020 | California

L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation's largest publicly operated health plan, announced today that it is committing $5 million to Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) to support the launch of the KGI School of Medicine in Claremont, California. The investment is part of L.A. Care's Elevating the Safety Net, an initiative...[ Read More ]

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