Health Care Reform and OSHPD's Role
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will bring a substantial proportion of California’s 6.9 million uninsured persons into the state’s health delivery system. Recognizing this fact, along with the fact that California currently has health workforce shortages in numerous health personnel categories, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is continually engaging in activities that aim to increase California’s health workforce and ultimately increase health access for all Californians. In 2010, OSHPD partnered with the California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB) to aid in the development of a comprehensive strategy for workforce development in California. OSHPD and CWIB’s work was focused on the health professions education, training, and workforce development provisions in Title V of ACA and included the establishment of the Health Workforce Development Council (Council) to guide the preparation of a comprehensive strategy that can be implemented statewide and regionally. OSHPD has now transitioned to the role of Council member and has begun the implementation of the Councils recommendations within the Healthcare Workforce Development Division. OSHPD’s primary activities regarding health care reform include: Stakeholder engagement; program development and evaluation; resource development; research and analysis; and policy analysis. To view OSHPD’s HCR work plan activities, click on the following link: OSHPD Work Plan in Response to HCR 10-2013
- Workgroup Activities
Health Care Workforce Development Council: On August 17, 2010, the California Workforce Investment Board established a Health Workforce Development Council as a Special Committee of the board. The Council is tasked with understanding the current and future workforce needs of health care employers and with developing a comprehensive strategy to prepare California's workforce to meet those needs. The Council will provide a forum for broad stakeholder engagement by ensuring its public deliberations include the expertise and perspective of industry representatives, education, economic development, elected officials and the public workforce system.
Health Care Workforce Development Recommendations
Health Care Workforce Development Recommendations Prioritized
Career Pathway Sub-Committee: The California Workforce Investment Board (State Board), in concert with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), is convening a sub-committee of its Health Workforce Development Council called the Career Pathway Sub-Committee (Committee). The Committee is comprised a cross-section of educational system representatives, employers, workforce development professionals, advocacy and professional associations, and researchers.
Scope of Work
Phase I Final Report
Phase 2 Final Report
OSHPD Health Care Reform Activities Update - June 1, 2012: Since 2010, the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) engaged in a planning process to gather health workforce development recommendations for the implementation of Health Care Reform in California. During that time, OSHPD provided staff support to the Health Workforce Development Council (Council), which identified over 120 recommendations. OSHPD has now transitioned as a Council member to begin the implementation of the Council's recommendations. OSHPD has begun to implement the recommendations through current programs within the Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD) and the Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF). This monthly bulletin outlines OSHPD's activities around the implementation of the Council's recommendations.
Health Care Innovations Challenge Technical Assistance Call: On December 15, 2011 the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development In partnership with the California Workforce Investment Board hosted a technical assistance call for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation- Health Care Innovations Challenge Grant. This call was used to inform prospective applicants of the recommendations that have come out of the State's Health Care Reform activities and how they can possibly be integrated in the letter of intent and ultimately grant application. OSHPD and CWIB also informed stakeholders on what role the state can play to support their recommendations.
Grant Stategies Alignment with State Recommendations
Technical Assistance Call Summary
August 5, 2010, Stakeholder Update Call: Provides information from the August 5th stakeholder update call led by Workgroup Co-Chairs, Dr. David Carlisle (Director, OSHPD) and Barbara Halsey (Executive Director, CWIB). The call focused on the State's activities since the May 27th Preparing for Health Care Reform Convening in Sacramento.
Planning Grant Application Submission:
Provides an overview and project organization chart for the State Health Care Workforce Planning Grant. On July 19, 2010, the CWIB in collaboration with the OSHPD submitted a grant application to HRSA for the State Health Care Workforce Planning Grant. The application requests $150,000 over a 1-year period to support the development of a coherent and comprehensive health workforce development plan for California. HRSA will announce grant funding decisions by September 30, 2010.
Breakout Session Responses May 27, 2010: Provides information obtained from public and private stakeholders who participated in the May 27th convening. This session provided an opportunity for discussion amongst key stakeholders of the Health Care Reform Workforce Workgroup with public and private stakeholders to discuss how California's implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect the State's health care workforce. This session also provided insight on how health care reform could change California's health workforce development practices such as recruitment, training, and placement.
Preparing for Health Care Reform: A Dialogue on Health Care Workforce Development: Provides background information on the purpose of the Health Care Reform Workforce Workgroup's May 27th convening and the convening objectives.
- Funding Opportunities
2014 Federal Health Workforce Development Grant Opportunities - Updated 07/15/2014: Provides information on health care reform grant opportunities the State is monitoring, providing support or coordinating.
Health Care Funding Resources: Private/Non-profit Organizations: Provides information on Private/Non-profit entities that fund organizations that aim to improve different elements of health care in California.
Health Workforce Development Resources: Provides information on funding opportunities offered to students, health professionals, institutions and organizations throughout the State of California.
Request for Letter of Support from State:
If you are interested in applying for a grant and would like to receive a letter of support from the State, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your letter please include, the addressee, the amount of your grant request, your grant objectives and any other information you would like the State to consider. Also, please include the deadline date for your grant application submission.
- Meeting Announcements
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National Rural Health Association Various compendiums of workforce development in rural areas.
Regional Focus Groups Attendees List Lists provide the names and organizations of all the focus groups' participants separated by meeting locations.
Preparing the Health Workforce for Federal Health Care Reform Regional Fact Sheets The fact sheets illustrate statistics regarding the demographics of California's insured population, Primary Care Physicians and Nurses by regions throughout the state.Central Coast Regional Fact Sheet Los Angeles/Orange Regional Fact Sheet
Lower Central Regional Fact Sheet North Coast Regional Fact Sheet
Northeast California Regional Fact Sheet San Diego/Imperial Regional Fact Sheet
Upper Central Valley Regional Fact Sheet
California Health Care Reform How California is Implementing the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Title V: Provides you with Title V of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Summary of Title V - Health Care Workforce Provisions:Provides highlights of the workforce development provisions included in Title V of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Grants: Grants.gov is where you can find and apply for federal grants.
Federal Register: The Federal Register is the official daily publication of rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.
Healthcare Workforce Development Division: The Healthcare Workforce Development Division supports healthcare accessibility through the promotion of a diverse and competent workforce while providing analysis of California's healthcare infrastructure and coordinating healthcare workforce issues.
Health Professions Education Foundation: The Health Professions Education Foundation provides scholarships and loan repayments to aspiring and practicing health professionals who agree to practice in a medically underserved area.
California Workforce Investment Board: The California Workforce Investment Board assists the Governor in setting and guiding policy in the area of workforce development.
California Healthline: California Healthline is a free website where you can get daily health care news, policy and opinion.
Kaiser Family Foundation:The Kaiser Family Foundation provides an in-depth information and communication on key health policy issues.
Federal Department of Health and Human Services:The Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency that protects the health of all Americans and provides human services to those who are least able to help themselves.
Health Care Reform: Healthcare.gov allows you to do comparison shopping for health insurance.
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