Healthcare Workforce

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, initiatives, and more.

California Health Workforce Education and Training Council

The Council guides California’s health workforce education and training to meet the state’s healthcare needs through research, data, and policy


HCAI continues to focus on building a diverse and effective health workforce where all Californians receive equitable, affordable, and quality health care.

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 underserved populations

Areas of Unmet Need

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

Latest News

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February 22, 2022 HCAI Awards $9.1 Million to Registered Nurse Training Programs

Grants will Help Support Racial and Ethnic Groups Underrepresented in Medicine

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December 28, 2021 HCAI Awards $1.9 Million to Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Training Programs

Song-Brown grant funds support 17 Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant training programs.

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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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