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California Future Health Workforce Commission

Project Director(s)

Kevin Barnett

Spearheaded by PHI's Kevin Barnett, the California Future Health Workforce Commission aims to help the state close the gap between the health workforce we have and the workforce we need. The Commission is composed of recognized senior leaders who represent California’s diversity and bring expertise from health, education, employment, labor, and government sectors. Staffing for the Commission comes from the Public Health Institute with support from California’s leading health philanthropies, including The California Endowment, Blue Shield of California Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the California Health Care Foundation.

Co-chaired by Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and Lloyd Dean, president and CEO of Dignity Health, the Commission marks the first time that top statewide leaders from these sectors have coordinated efforts to address this issue. Commissioners will draft a master plan to bolster the health workforce with an emphasis on primary care, behavioral health, and care for the aging. Learn more about the Commission.