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Report 99-1: Recommendations on Strategies to Enhance the Delivery of Health Care to All Californians

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

April 1999

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Senate Concurrent Resolution 23 (Polanco) directed the Commission to examine the extent to which health care is accessible and equitably distributed throughout California. Further, the resolution indicated that "access to medical care for all California residents and all communities regardless of considerations of race, income, or geography should be a high priority policy goal". As such, the Commission was mandated to develop recommendations on innovative strategies and incentive programs to encourage physicians to practice in geographic areas where health needs are underserved.

To that end, the Commission, in conjunction with several State agencies and the University of California, conducted an analysis of the situation which is contained in Strategies for Increasing Physician Supply in Medically Underserved Communities in California authored by the Center for California Health Workforce Studies of the University of California. Based upon that report and with particular attention to the link between educational experiences and the supply and choices of physicians, the Commission offers 11 recommendations to achieve the policy goal stipulated above.

The Commission adopted this report at its meeting on April 12, 1999.

Related Topics: Enrollment Demand and Capacity Analysis

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