As demand grows for quality health care, California does not have enough of the right type of health workers, with the right skills, in the right places to meet the needs of our state’s growing and increasingly diverse population.
In spite of everything California has done in recent years to improve health care delivery, the state will face a shortfall in the next decade of 4,100 primary care clinicians and 600,000 home care workers and will only have two-thirds of the psychiatrists we need.
Millions of Californians still don’t have access to quality health care — because of where they live, how much they earn, or the health conditions they face.
Complicating this challenge is the arrival of the “silver tsunami:” California is getting older — and more reliant on health and social services.
Health care professionals aren’t exempt from these trends — with substantial portions of the workforce reaching retirement age.
Between now and 2030, the state is expected to grow by six million people — but California’s education system isn’t keeping pace.
Today’s health workforce doesn’t current reflect the diversity of our state’s population.
AB 890 removes an outdated supervisory requirement, allowing Nurse Practitioners (NPs) to help close California’s provider gap, and support our state’s goal of HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR ALL.
- California’s Nurse Practitioners: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care
- Physician Oversight in Other States
- The Impact in Rural Communities
- The Impact on Quality of Care
- The Impact on Access to Care
- Facing doctor shortage, will California give nurse practitioners more authority to treat patients?
- Here's how to solve the looming shortage of doctors: Nurse practitioners.
- Column: One way to make healthcare more affordable? Give California nurse practitioners autonomy
- Editorial: Unleash nurse practitioners to improve Californians’ access to healthcare
- 28 states have loosened restrictions on Nurse Practitioners. Now it’s California’s turn.
- At A Glance: Meeting the Demand for Health
- Executive Summary: Meeting the Demand for Health
- Solving California’s Health Workforce Equation
- California’s 2019-20 Budget and the 10 Priority Recommendations of the California Future Health Workforce Commission
- How Mental Health Services Act Funds Could be Used to Alleviate California’s Growing Shortage of Psychiatrists
- How California Could Build a Robust, Diverse Health Workforce by Creating a New Statewide Health Career Opportunity Program
- Building an Inclusive Health Workforce in California: A Statewide Policy Agenda
- Envisioning an Ideal Health Workforce Data System for California
- Meeting the Demand for Health: Final Report of the California Future Health Workforce Commission
- Impact Assessments of Recommendations from the California Future Health Workforce Commission