CPCA is committed to building primary care workforce capacity for community clinics and health centers in California. As a result, the association commissioned Horizon 2030: Addressing California’s Primary Care Workforce Needs to inform proactive solutions to the growing shortages of primary care providers and the corresponding impact on health access, quality, and cost. 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). Everyone needs to play a role in the solution. Now is the time.
Horizon 2030 offers a sobering analysis of California’s primary care workforce today while detailing key opportunities to meet the workforce needs of tomorrow. The findings of this report provide a stark reminder that the primary care workforce shortage has reached a critical point and will continue to devolve if California doesn’t take immediate steps to address our unmet needs. To get California back on track, Horizon 2030 provides a roadmap that is full of solutions.
The enacted California FY 16-17 Budget, signed by Governor Brown on June 27, 2016 included a $100 million commitment to support and expand primary care residency programs and help recruit physicians to practice in medically underserved areas. View the video and FAQ sheet below for additional information.
This resource is available to job seekers and employers in order to create a perfect fit in a community clinic or health center. Health centers are able to post job openings in an easy, effective, and time saving manner. Job seekers can also share their resume and look for specific healthcare positions. Learn more here.
Nataly Diaz, Senior Program Coordinator, CPCA (firstname.lastname@example.org)