Workforce Capacity

HCAI collects, analyzes, and publishes data about California’s healthcare workforce and health professional training, as well as identifies areas of the state in which there are shortages of health professionals and service capacity. Find information on areas of unmet need, healthcare workforce data, grants, and more.

Areas of Unmet Need

Resources for federal designations of Health Professional Shortage Areas, Medically Underserved Areas & Populations, and Medical Service Study Areas

Health Workforce Pilot Projects Program

See how organizations are piloting new or expanded roles for healthcare professionals, or new healthcare delivery alternatives

Healthcare Workforce Data

Healthcare workforce employment and educational data trends for the state of California

California Primary Care Office

Works to improve primary care service delivery and workforce availability in the state of California to meet the needs of…


Learn more about HCAI Grants for healthcare workforce organizations

Latest News

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February 9, 2021 HCAI Improved Health Care Access by Awarding $52.9 Million in Workforce Grants in 2020

In 2020 the Department of Health Care Access and Information provided nearly $53 million in grant funding to help expand access…

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January 25, 2021 HCAI Awards $2.6 Million to Registered Nurse Training Programs

HCAI has approved more than $2.6 million in grants for 17 registered nurse training programs to help expand health care.

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