Organizations and individual experts working to grow and diversify California's health workforce

The California Wellness Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation created in 1992, with a mission to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. The Foundation has a Responsive Grantmaking Program that prioritizes eight issues for funding: diversity in the health professions, environmental health, healthy aging, mental health, teenage pregnancy prevention, violence prevention, women’s health, and work and health. It also responds to timely issues or special projects outside the funding priorities.

California Workforce Association

The California Workforce Association is a non-profit membership organization that develops public policy strategies and builds local capacity to address critical workforce issues. CWA represents the 49 Workforce Investment Boards, over 200 One-Stop Career Centers and other workforce development partners in California. Our members include local non-profits, government, educational institutions and community based organizations involved in training, education, economic development, welfare, and employment. California Workforce Investment Boards are private sector-led boards focused on strategic solutions to workforce issues in their regions.

Center for the Health Professions, University of California San Francisco

Since 1992, the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco has offered solutions-driven approaches to the toughest health care challenges through three areas of focus:Leadership Programs to empower change agents at every level and within all sectors of the health care system; Research to understand today's workforce issues and design actionable strategies to solve them; and Consulting Services to creatively and collaboratively address individual and organizational needs.

La Clinica de La Raza

Since its beginnings as a single storefront operation in Oakland in 1971, La Clínica has grown into a sophisticated provider of primary health care and other services, with 25 sites spread across Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. One of the largest community-based clinics in California, La Clínica delivers health care services in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner to most effectively address the needs of the diverse populations we serve.

UCSF Fresno Latino Center for Medical Education and Research

Located in Fresno, the Latino Center for Medical Education and Research is a unit of the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. The Center addresses the serious shortage of Latino physicians and other health care professionals in the Central Valley. The mission of the Center is to develop individuals to become health care professionals who will ultimately return to the San Joaquin Valley and to provide culturally competent health care services to the medically underserved.

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