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 is hosting this webinar with the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) to share initiatives and grant opportunities to support the health care workforce.
The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded nearly $23 million to 46 grantees to plan and develop Teaching Health Center residency programs in community-based settings.
The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) has made changes to its Hospital Supplier Diversity Report, which hospitals are required to submit annually on their minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran business enterprise procurement efforts.
Earlier this week, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced the dates that retention payment funds will be released. The funds, which must be disbursed by the covered entity within 60 days, will be released in three batches:
Physicians interested in pursuing public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) under new Department of Education rules should consolidate their loans into direct government loans by May 1. Physicians cannot obtain PSLF without a direct government loan.
On March 9, President Biden released his $6.9 trillion proposed budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2024 to Congress.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced a new funding opportunity — the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Pathway to Registered Nurse Program — to create a pathway from academic training to clinical practice. This would be accomplished through the creation and implementation of licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse to registered nurse bridge programs and employment of clinical nurse faculty.
The application period for the second round of 200 graduate medical education (GME) residency positions under section 126 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, closes on March 31.
“California’s hospitals commend Gov. Newsom for his ongoing commitment to increasing access to health care in his proposed January budget, despite the state facing a more than $22 billion budget shortfall,” said Carmela Coyle, President & CEO of the California Hospital Association. “The budget also must support the health care providers who care for patients day […]