Category Archives: Health Care Reform: Workforce Development

Oregon Health Authority Transformation Center: Opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations to Advance Health Equity

This report summarizes the work to date and identifies future opportunities for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to advance health equity as part of their health system transformation activities. CCOs are obligated to identify and pursue opportunities to advance health … Continue reading

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Connecticut Health Foundation: Tomorrow’s Health Care System Needs Community Health Workers

This policy brief from the Connecticut Health Foundation makes the case that community health workers (CHWs) can help health care systems transition away from expensive, avoidable health care to more community-based, person-centered health promotion and prevention that will also save … Continue reading

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Additional 81 Innovation Challenge Grants Awarded

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced 81 additional Innovation Challenge grant awards to support innovative projects nationwide designed to deliver high-quality medical care, enhance the health care workforce, and save money. Combined with the 26 awards announced in … Continue reading

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Institute of Medicine: Primary Care and Public Health – Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health

A new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends increased integration between primary care and public health to improve population health.  Primary care focuses on providing medical services to individual patients with immediate health needs.  Public health focuses on … Continue reading

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UCSF: The Accountable Care Act and the Health Workforce in California

The University of California, San Francisco Center for the Health Professions has issued a comprehensive report on the readiness of the health workforce in California for the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The report was … Continue reading

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CMMI Announces $1 Billion Healthcare Innovation Challenge

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has announced the Health Care Innovation Challenge, which will award up $1 billion in cooperative agreements to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care … Continue reading

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Grantmakers in Health: Ensuring Health Workforce Diversity Strategy Session

This report from Grantmakers in Health summarizes a strategy session held in June 2011 to examine funder strategies to support health workforce diversity, especially in the context of the implementation of national health care reform.  I was honored to be … Continue reading

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California HealthCare Foundation: Implementing National Health Reform in California

This issue brief from the California HealthCare Foundation, prepared by Manatt Health Solutions, examines how the federal health care reform law will expand access to health insurance coverage in California, and its impact on primary care providers, mental health providers, hospitals that … Continue reading

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California Pan-Ethnic Health Network: Opportunities to Advance Diversity in our Workforce through the New Health Law

This bulletin from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network describes the sections of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) which support development of the health care workforce, and highlights the opportunities … Continue reading

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Resources to Advance Patient-Centeredness and Health Equity

I have compiled key publications and resources on some current topics in health care policy.  Below are descriptions of the key topic areas, which also can be accessed using the menu on the right side of this page. Health Care … Continue reading

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