Reports on improving access to care in the San Joaquin Valley.
Improving Health Care Access in the San Joaquin Valley: A Regional Approach through Collaboration and Innovation PDFApril 2018
This report provides detailed information and recommendations on a variety of strategies to help improve access to care for residents of the San Joaquin Valley (SJV). As part of this work, the UC Office of the President partnered with the Healthforce Center at UC San Francisco to conduct an assessment of the health workforce needs in the SJV and to establish a baseline from which progress can be measured.
The San Joaquin Valley is one of fastest growing, poorest, and least healthy regions of California. The region has historically suffered from a shortage of physicians and other critical segments of the region’s health professions workforce also may not be adequate to meet the region’s needs. This report analyzes current data describing characteristics of the region’s supply and demand for health professionals to assess whether the workforce will be adequate to meet the region’s future demand for health professionals.