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This month’s newsletter provides a snapshot of the work the Center does so well. You will see how our research offers insight into the changing nursing labor market and educational aspirations of nurses in California, the challenges new Medi-Cal enrollees will face in accessing primary care physicians, and how our understanding of the workforce is informing policy actions to benefit the growing number of individuals who are aging and living with disabilities. Learn More »

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Fitting Pharmacy into the Health Care Team


As a pharmacist leader, you need to understand the health care operations side and how pharmacy fits into the health care team...you cannot be in a silo because patient care is everywhere.

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Shaking up the dental safety-net: elimination of optional adult dental Medicaid benefits in California

Author: Elizabeth Mertz, Sonia Rab Alam, Cynthia Wides

In July 2009, California eliminated funding for most adult non-emergency Medicaid dental benefits (Denti-Cal). This paper presents the findings from a qualitative assessment of the impacts of the Denti-Cal cuts on California's oral health safety-net.