State leaders meet in Fresno to talk about healthcare workforce shortage

July 16, 2019
By Angela Hart  07/15/2019 07:38 PM EDT Sen. Holly Mitchell said Monday she supports allowing nurse practitioners to practice independently of physicians, an idea that has faced intense opposition in the past from the California Medical Association. "It makes perfect sense," said Mitchell (D-Los...

California to Pay Off $58.6 million in Student Loans in Exchange for Treatment of Medi-Cal Patients

July 08, 2019
California will be paying off $58.6 million in studentloans this year for 247 physicians who, in exchange, committed to serve patients covered by Medi-Cal.Janet Coffman, associate professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, comments on the benefit to Medi-Cal patients. ...

Nursing Demand and Supply in California: Do We Have A Shortage?

July 02, 2019
Concerns about a shortage of registered nurses in California have been rising, with one report claiming that California will need nearly 200,000 more nurses by 2030. Other studies show that there will be no statewide shortages, but that some regions face impending shortages and others may have...

Jennifer Yarger appeared before Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health

July 02, 2019
Informational Hearing: California’s Reproductive Health Needs Jennifer Yarger, Social Demographer at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, appeared on June 27 to give testimony before the California State Assembly Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health. Link to Video Clip...

Aging in Community: Strategies for LGBTQ Seniors and Beyond

June 20, 2019
Jason Flatt leads a discussion at the Commonweath Club about the challenges and new opportunities facing LGBTQ seniors. We'll hear about the latest research into what seniors need to age and thrive at home, even if their health worsens or they experience cognitive changes. Our panelists will also...