Developing a Robust Community Health Center Workforce

CPCA is committed to building a robust healthcare workforce that is reflective of California’s diverse communities. The report, California’s Primary Care Workforce: Forecasted Supply, Demand, and Pipeline of Trainees, 2016-2030 shows that by 2030 California is projected to demand between 39,331 and 44,188 primary care clinician FTEs, an increase of 12% to 17% above the current demand. We need new and non-traditional partnerships and collaboration that push innovative solutions far beyond the simple math of adding providers. Read on for more information and resources related to CPCA’s recruitment, retention and primary care workforce training efforts.


2019 CPCA Comensation and Benefits Survey is Now Available!

The 2019 CPCA Compensation and Benefits Survey report provides information on compensation levels and benefit policies for executive, clinical, and administrative positions in California’s community health centers (CHCs).

CHCs that participated in this survey received a complimentary copy of the statewide report, in addition to an individual report comparing their data to the whole sample, their region and operating budget group. Non-participants are able to purchase and immediately download the report here. CPCA members save 25% for a cost of $150 (shown after logging in); the non-member cost is $200.

Please contact Christina Hicks at cmhicks@cpca.org if you have any questions.


CHC Residency Road Map

The California Primary Care Association’s Community Health Center (CHC) Residency Road Map is paving the way for community-based graduate medical education in California’s CHCs. Our federal and state advocacy efforts to increase graduate medical education funding coupled with our online and in-person educational offerings are positioning CHCs as leaders in physician resident training. Learn more here.


Current State of CA Health Center Residency Programs

By 2030, California is projected to need between 39,331 and 44,188 primary care clinician FTEs, an increase of 12% – 17% above the current demand. Developing and/or expanding community health center residency programs is a viable option for helping to address these shortages. Community health centers are ideal training sites for medical residents, especially those dedicated to serving underserved communities and disadvantaged areas of the state. To expand the existing knowledge set around the current state of residency programs in California’s health centers, CPCA commissioned Schoen Consulting to complete an environmental scan between June 2017 and February 2018. In addition to primary care medical residency programs, research was also conducted around the postgraduate training of nurse practitioners and physician assistants (NP/PAs) given their impact on workforce development in health centers. In addition to extensive external research, a total of 35 California health center and consortium staff and experts were interviewed for this report.


Workforce Resources

This workforce resource packet is intended be a small warehouse of workforce-related resources that support recruitment, retention, training, and care transformation efforts in community health centers. You can expect to find a variety of toolkits, reports, research publications and funding opportunities. This packet is not a complete inventory of all health workforce related materials available – it is an initial survey of workforce resources that we hope will be of value to our community health centers and allied partners.

To download the workforce resource packet, click here


Questions?

Christina Hicks, Director, Health Center Operations (cmhicks@cpca.org)
Isaias Iniguez, Senior Program Coordinator of Workforce Development (iiniguez@cpca.org)