Report on Workforce Shortage Solutions

The Healthforce Center at UCSF has released the final report of a three-part series on primary care workforce in California. The first two reports analyzed the current supply and future need of primary care providers, which revealed that the demand for full-time equivalent primary care clinicians in California is projected to increase by 12 percent to 18 percent between 2016 and 2030. These reports also showed that Latinos, African Americans, and Native American clinicians remain largely underrepresented. The most recent report, Strategies for Expanding Primary Care Capacity in California, analyzes current policies and practices that target these challenges and identifies strategies to alleviate the workforce shortage in California. The report categorizes these strategies into four main categories and defines effective short-term and longer-term strategies, as summarized in the table below: