About Workforce

California’s shortage of health care workers is severe. Statewide, more than 22% of Californians live in an area without enough primary care providers. There, patients often face a health care system lacking enough nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and others.  California needs to add 500,000 new allied health care professionals such as medical assistants, imaging specialists, and more. Closing the gap will require partnership among employers, workers, policymakers, colleges, licensing entities, and others.

CHA Comments on Physician Loan Forgiveness Application

CHA — along with the California Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and Texas Hospital Association — has submitted a letter to U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Secretary Miguel Cardona about the Application and Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.  

CMS Removes COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule withdrawing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. They include but are not limited to hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities.