Addressing the Latino Physician Shortage

Evidence Briefing: Addressing California's Latino Physician Shortage

May 28, 2020

The briefing convened an expert panel to present research evidence that focuses on physician workforce diversity, specifically working to enlighten systemic concerns for the undocumented/ uninsured community. Cal-IHEA and the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (LPPI) aimed to facilitate productive discussion of policies to address the physician shortage within California as well as working to create a health workforce that is representative of California's changing demographics. 

Presenters:

Arturo Vargas Bustamante, PhD, UC Los Angeles, "Supporting Latino Physicians by Expanding Coverage to Undocumented Californians"

Marlene Martin, MD, UC San Francisco, "Addressing Ethical Tensions for Latino Physicians"

Yohualli Balderas Anaya, MD, UC Los Angeles, "Solving the Latino Physician Shortage"

Jeff Oxendine, MPH, MBA, Co-Director of the California Future Health Workforce Commission,  Discussant