Workforce Development

CPCA is dedicated to creating a robust and diverse healthcare workforce that is responsive to and reflective of California’s diverse communities. As a result, we have implemented several initiatives to meet the six workforce goals included in our strategic plan. Detailed information on key initiatives is located below.

CPCA Strategic Plan Workforce Goals:
1. Promote the visibility of community based primary care workforce.
2. Advance resources and support for primary care provider/staff training.
3. Expand opportunities to support community members entering the health care workforce.
4. Position community health centers as employers of choice.
5. Grow and diversify health professions to better reflect California’s diverse communities.
6. Reduce the barriers associated with hiring primary care providers.

Health Professions Education and Training (HPET) Initiative

CPCA is working with the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to enhance health center readiness to train health professionals and “grow their own” workforce. 

CHC Residency Road Map

The CHC Residency Road Map offers resources to develop and expand physician residency programs based in community health centers.

Compensation & Benefits and Workforce Development Reports   

The Compensation & Benefits and Workforce Development Surveys are conducted annually to collect key insights on community health center compensation structures, workforce priorities, health professions training, and recruitment/retention strategies.

Workforce Resource Packet

The workforce resource packet contains a warehouse of resources that support recruitment, retention, training, staff resiliency, etc. in community health centers. 


  • Nataly Diaz, Assistant Director of Workforce Development,
  • Isaias Iniguez, Senior Program Coordinator of Workforce Development & Special Populations,
  • Madeline Anderson, Program Coordinator of Health Professions Education,