Testimonials

Why Act Now


Janet Napolitano — University of California President and Co-Chair of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — explains why California must act now to address its serious health workforce shortages.

We’re Running in Place to Keep Up With Needs


Hector Flores, MD — Chair of the Family Practice Department at White Memorial Medical Center and a member of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — explains how health care leaders in East Los Angeles are struggling to deal with a shortage of doctors and other key health workers.

Empower Students to Serve Their Communities


David Carlisle, MD, PhD, MPH — President and CEO of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and a member of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — explains that careers in health care empower young people to serve their communities.

Why We Need a Diverse Health Workforce


Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN — Vice President for Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer for Cedars-Sinai and a member of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — explains why California needs a health workforce as diverse as its population.

The Key to Solving Health Workforce Shortages


Sheila Thornton — President and CEO of OneFuture Cochella Valley and a member of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — explains the keys to solving health workforce shortages at the regional level.

From Shortages to Solutions in Rural Mental Health


Anne Bakar — President and CEO of the Telecare Corporation and a member of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — talks about how her organization has responded to mental health workforce shortages in rural California.

Being the Front Line of the Delivery System


Jane Garcia — President and CEO of La Clínica de La Raza and a member of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — explains how health workforce shortages impact people on the front lines of the health-care delivery system.

How Shortages Affect Patients in Shasta County


Dean Germano, MHSc, FACHE — CEO of Shasta Community Health Center and a member of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — talks about how persistent health workforce shortages impact care in rural Shasta County.

Accessing Care in Rural Communities


Liz Gibboney, MA — CEO of Partnership Health Plan and a member of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — talks about solutions that enable rural residents to access care locally rather than travel long distances to get the help they need.

Anticipating Changes in Health Care


Patrick Courneya, MD — Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals and a member of the California Future Health Workforce Commission — talks about how important it is for California to anticipate technology and changes in health care when building the health workforce of tomorrow.

Addressing Disparities in the Health Workforce


Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD — Professor of Internal Medicine at UC Davis Health and Technical Advisor to the California Future Health Workforce Commission — talks about the Commission’s efforts to address disparities in the health workforce.

Why Invest in the Primary Care Workforce


Wade Rose — Vice President of Government and External Relations for Dignity Health — explains why it is important to strengthen the primary care workforce.

Focus on Prevention and Primary Care


Sandra R. Hernández, MD — President and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation — explains why the California Future Health Workforce Commission focused heavily on prevention and primary care, and why that strategy helps to make health care more affordable.

A Diverse Group Solving a Single Problem


Peter Long, PhD — President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Foundation — says the power of the California Future Health Workforce Commission recommendations come from the fact that such a diverse group of experts came together to solve a single problem.

The Reason for Diversity in Health Care Is Simple


Judy Belk — President and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation — shares the simple reason why California needs a diverse health care workforce.

3 Reasons to Invest in the Health Workforce Pipeline


Robert K. Ross, MD — President and CEO of The California Endowment — says there are three big reasons to invest in the health workforce pipeline.