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Allied Health Workforce Analysis: Sacramento-Northern California Region
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: Sacramento/Northern California Region, a report prepared by the UCSF Center for Health Professions, is a report that examines the “allied health workforce” in a geography that encompasses nearly the entire northern half of California and includes 26 different counties. This group is comprised of professionals who provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care services, as well as support services.
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: Bay Area Region
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: Bay Area Region, a report prepared by the UCSF Center for Health Professions, is a report that examines the “allied health workforce” in the Bay Area. This group is comprised of professionals who provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care services, as well as support services. The field of allied health ranges from entry-level occupations requiring minimal educational investment to highly specialized occupations requiring advanced degree training for entry into practice.
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: Central California
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: Central California, a report prepared by the UCSF Center for Health Professions, is a report that examines the “allied health workforce” in 18 counties in Central California.
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: San Diego Region
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: San Diego Region, a report prepared by the UCSF Center for Health Professions, is a report that examines the “allied health workforce” in San Diego. This group is comprised of professionals who provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care services, as well as support services. The field of allied health ranges from entry-level occupations requiring minimal educational investment to highly specialized occupations requiring advanced degree training for entry into practice.
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: Los Angeles Region
Allied Health Workforce Analysis: Los Angeles Region, prepared by the UCSF Center for Health Professions, is a report that examines the “allied health workforce” in Los Angeles. This group is comprised of professionals who provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care services, as well as support services. The field of allied health ranges from entry-level occupations requiring minimal educational investment to highly specialized occupations requiring advanced degree training for entry into practice.
Representing the New Majority: Part III - A Status Report on the Diversity of the University of California Medical Student Body
In 2004, The Greenlining Institute began publishing a three-part series that examined the diversity at the University of California medical schools. The first report focused on the medical school career staff, the second focused on the faculty and this third part, Representing the New Majority: Part III - A Status Report on the Diversity of the University of California Medical Student Body, examines the diversity of the student body. These reports are part of a body of work that The Greenlining Institute hopes to contribute to the discourse on the larger issue impacted by diversity, in particular, the quality of care for California’s increasingly diverse population.     
Latino Health and Science Career Connections: May 2007 Report
With a grant from The California Endowment, the San Diego Science Alliance prepared a report, Latino Health and Science Career Connections, that examines the needs, resources and untapped potential of health/medical academies in San Diego County. The Alliance wanted to better understand the barriers and conditions that contribute to Latino participation and success in high school health/medical academies. 
Acupuncture in California 2003 – The Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco
Licensed acupuncturists in California make up a large and growing health care work force. Numbering approximately 6,000, these health professionals provide primary and complementary care to many Californians. This report, created by a grantee, offers a snapshot of the profession: how acupuncturists are educated, trained and regulated; where they practice; and what the future may hold for this career choice.
Central Valley Nursing Workforce Initiative
The $10 million Central Valley Nursing Workforce Initiative was pilot program that sought to increase the diversity and number of nurses in the Central Valley of California by targeting underrepresented groups of Californians for nursing training and career development. Prepared by the San Joaquin Valley Health Consortium, this publication presents the project's overall accomplishments.
National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Health Care for Our Troubled Youth: Provision of services in the Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems of California (2002)
Provides a background scan of the foster care and juvenile justice systems, health issues among these populations, and offers recommendations for policy, programs and research.
Pharmacy Technicians in California: Snapshot of an Emerging Profession –The Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco
This issue brief looks at the pharmacy technician profession in California as it has emerged over a 10-year period and seeks to relieve some of the task demands created by changing roles of pharmacists in patient care. As the technician profession has grown, it has also addressed work force development factors, including education and licensure in instructive and replicable ways.
Policy Issues in Dental Work Force Diversity and Community-Based Dental Education
Commissioned by The California Endowment, this report identifies policy issues surrounding community-based dental education and diversity of the dental work force.
Strategies for Improving the Diversity of the Health Professions
This report, created by a collaboration of health academic leaders, examines the underrepresentation of minority groups in the health work force, as well as provides direction for closing the gaps in health disparities experienced among multicultural populations.
The Inmate Exception (2002)
Commissioned by The California Endowment, this report explores the 'inmate' limitations on Medicaid for children in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems by examining Federal legislation, as well as State and county practices, in order to offer policy recom- mendations.
The Mental Health Workforce: Who's Meeting California's Needs 2003
Funded by The California Endowment and the California HealthCare Foundation, this publication examines the mental and behavioral health work force in California to better understand the role it plays in access to mental and behavioral health care. It calls attention to the supply and demand for mental health professionals and provides recommendations regarding work force planning, care delivery, regulation, education and future study.
Tracking the Supply of Health Professions Education
Programs in CaliforniaTracking the Supply of Health Professions Education Programs in California
The Health Workforce Tracking Collaborative of UCSF Center for the Health Professions has mapped the “education link” in California’s supply chain for selected health professions. This report looks at identifying institutions in the state of California that train these professionals and reporting data on the number of graduates of these training programs.
Work & Health: New Relationships in a Changing Economy
This detailed wrap-up of a two-day conference, co-hosted by The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation, explores the roles and impacts that work and health have on each other.
Health…In Brief: Increasing the Diversity of The Nursing Work Force: A Strategy to Address the Nursing Shortage and Improve Quality of Care
This brief addresses the state’s severe nursing shortage – and how long-term solutions must include strategies to prepare California’s rapidly growing, diverse, young populations as candidates for the nursing profession. Such efforts to diversify the adequate supply of nurses, but also to promote access and quality of health care fornursing work force are essential not only to create an California’s diverse population.

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