HORIZON 2030: Meeting California’s Primary Care Workforce Needs

Download Download file     (.pdf, 0.0 B)

Date: 01/31/16
Author: California Health Workforce Alliance-Jeff Oxendine, UC Berkeley School of Public Health & Kevin Barnett, Public Health Institute
Publisher: California Primary Care Association
Type: Policy brief
Level: State

This study was undertaken for the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) to examine emerging issues, challenges, and opportunities to build primary care workforce capacity in the state of California. A priority focus was on innovations and opportunities to strengthen the primary care workforce for community clinics and health centers (CCHCs). CPCA commissioned this inquiry to inform proactive solutions to the growing shortages of primary care providers and the corresponding impact on health access, quality, and cost. Millions of newly covered Californians are seeking primary care services. The increased need for greater capacity, simultaneous with an aging workforce and growing competition among health systems for primary care providers (PCPs), suggests that CCHCs will face increasing challenges in the coming years. While the shift in financing incentives under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) plays to the strengths of CCHCs in terms of their emphasis on prevention and a comprehensive approach to care, increased competition for a limited number of primary care graduates with considerable financial debt suggests that current shortages will become more acute. At current utilization, California will need an estimated 8,243 additional primary care physicians by 2030, a 32% increase compared to its current workforce of 25,153 workforce (as of 2010) (Petterson, Cai, Moore, & Bazemore, 2013). For the executive summary and more information, follow the link: http://www.cpca.org/index.cfm/about-us/publications/newsletters/announcements/cpca-releases-new-health-workforce-report-details-key-opportunities-for-california/

Health Insurance and Coverage Programs
Employment-based Health Insurance
Public Health Insurance Coverage Programs
Outreach, Enrollment, Retention and Utilization
Health Care Reform and Expansion
Health Care Delivery Systems
Emergency Services and Trauma Care
Ambulatory Care
Health Professionals
Health Care Financing
Costs of Health Care
Health Status and Issues
Death Rates
Maternal and Child Health
Communicable Diseases
Chronic Conditions
Health Behaviors
Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities
Alternative Governance Models
State Budget
Medicaid Citizenship Documentation Requirement
Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital
Steering Committee
L.A. County Documents
Studies, Reports and Articles
Other KDMC Documents
Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver
2005 Hospital Financing Waiver
Understanding the Waiver
Coverage Initiative
L.A. County Documents
Other Hospital Financing Waiver Documents
Medi-Cal Redesign
L.A. County DHS Governance
Nursing Workforce Shortage
Homelessness and Health Care
L.A. City Documents
L.A. County Documents
State and Federal Documents
Studies, Reports and Documents
Other Documents
Children's Health and Coverage