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. 

2016-17 California State Budget: A Critical Investment in Primary Care Workforce

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.  

>> Download our FAQ here. 

CPCA Compensation and Benefits Survey

The CPCA Compensation and Benefits/Salary Survey is conducted annually online to provide information in detail on compensation structures for executive, clinical, and administrative positions for California’s primary care clinics. It allows for regional and statewide comparisons of compensation levels and benefit policies of California’s community health centers (CHCs) serving uninsured and underinsured populations throughout the state. CPCA partnered with Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. to provide support in the development of CPCA’s annual salary survey. Health centers that participate receive a complimentary copy of the statewide report, in addition to an individual report that shows their compensation data compared to the whole sample and their region. The Statewide report is available on the CPCA Store for purchase by non-participants.  
Please visit the CPCA Store to purchase your copy now. 

Health Center Careers

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 .

Workforce Resources

To download a list of resources on recruitment & retention, physician burnout, team-based care, loan repayment & scholarships, etc., click here .


Beth Malinowski, Deputy Director, Government Affairs, CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates (beth@healthplusadvocates.org) or Nataly Diaz, Senior Program Coordinator, CPCA (ndiaz@cpca.org)