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Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

Policy Café

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The Policy Café breakfast series brings together clinics, policymakers, community leaders, researchers and other stakeholders for quarterly discussions on the issues impacting Los Angeles County’s health care landscape. From sessions on state issues to debates at the federal level, and discussions on life after health care reform, the series drives dialogue on today’s hot topics. No podium. No PowerPoint. Just frank conversation.

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Save the Date! CCALAC is excited to welcome DPSS Director Dr. Jackie Contreras as our guest on August 18.

Check back at a later date for additional details on this event and possible July Café events.


Crisis on the Frontlines: Rebuilding the Safety Net Workforce in a Post-Pandemic Landscape (October 14)


Sandra Hernández, MD
President & CEO 
California Health Care Foundation

Moderated by

Louise McCarthy
President & CEO

Hosted By:

California was struggling with a health workforce crisis even before the pandemic. The state faces a shortage of health workers and a growing mismatch between the existing health workforce and our increasingly diverse population. This emergency is more distressing for safety net providers, who struggle to recruit and retain workers of all levels to serve our most under-resourced communities.

In February 2019, the California Future Health Workforce Commission issued 27 recommendations to improve the supply, distribution, and diversity of California’s health workforce. The Commission’s recommendations guided successful efforts in California to expand provider training, enhance pipeline programs, fund scholarships and loan repayment, maximize the role of nurse practitioners, and embrace community health workers.

Since the report was issued in 2019, health care providers have grappled with a global pandemic and massive shifts in the labor environment, including rapidly rising wages and the normalization of remote work. The health care landscape has changed and the workforce crisis has evolved along with it. California’s leaders have made bold commitments to improve health care access and equity, including expanding Medi-Cal to all adults regardless of immigration status by 2024. The state cannot fulfill these promises if it cannot find additional, and more immediate, solutions to address this crisis.

Join us for a timely discussion with Sandra Hernández, MD, President & CEO of the California Health Care Foundation to discuss the work of the Commission, how the last few years changed the health care workforce landscape, and how we make sure we are prioritizing the most effective solutions for today’s most pressing health care workforce challenges.


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Date & Time: October 14, 2022 at 9:00 10:30 am

Cost: FREE

Capacity may be limited.


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