Health Professionals

L.A. County is experiencing shortages of health professionals. With California encountering one of the worst nursing shortages, the state will have almost half of the nurses needed by 2020. The new state mandated increases in nurse-patient staffing ratios complicate matters, as it is difficult for L.A. County Department of Health Services (DHS) hospitals to remain competitive in the midst of salary and employee benefits rate pressures. With respect to physicians, the county has at least 30 federally designated shortage areas for primary care, in spite of its large workforce.

Publications and Documents

Jul 27 2016
Insure The Uninsured Project

Implementing Medi-Cal 2020 in Los Angeles County

Jun 10 2016
The Children's Partnership

The Affordable Care Act and Children’s Coverage in California: Our Progress and Our Future

May 31 2016
Rafael A. Gomez, MPP and Bobbie Wunsch, MBA of Pacific Health Consulting Group, Blue Shield of California Foundation

Ready, Set, Enroll- Enrolling Undocumented Children in Medi-Cal: New Issue Brief

Apr 08 2016
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

California Substance Use & Mental Illness Estimates

Feb 29 2016
Insure The Uninsured Project

Opportunities for California Under Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act

Jan 31 2016
California Health Workforce Alliance-Jeff Oxendine, UC Berkeley School of Public Health & Kevin Barnett, Public Health Institute, California Primary Care Association

HORIZON 2030: Meeting California’s Primary Care Workforce Needs

Jun 18 2015
Insure The Uninsured Project

Care, Coverage and Financing for Southern California’s Remaining Uninsured

Mar 05 2015
Langer Research Associates, Blue Shield of California Foundation

Exploring Low-Income Californians' Needs and Preferences for Behavioral Health Care

Aug 10 2016
Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein, and Douglas McCarthy , The Commonwealth Fund

Project ECHO’s Care Initiative:Building Capacity to Help“Superutilizers” in Underserved Commun

Jul 19 2016
Peter V. Lee, Covered California

Covered California 2017 Health Insurance Plan Rates-Press Release


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