Legislation to Increase Training of General Practitioners: San Diego Tribune, Signed into law in November, 2017, "...The goal of AB 1340 is to give [primary care] providers the tools they need to recognize the symptoms of common mental health conditions, and provide appropriate treatment or referrals...."
California's Behavioral Health Workforce, Current & Future, 2018: The Healthforce Center at UCSF is currently providing support to the California Future Health Workforce Commission as the Commission develops recommendations and a master plan for ensuring an adequate health workforce to meet demand for services now and in the future.
Encourages demographically underrepresented groups to pursue healthcare careers
incentivizes primary care and mental health professionals to work in underserved communities
Evaluates new and expanded roles for health professionals and new health delivery alternatives
Designates health professional shortage areas
Serves as the state’s central repository of health education and workforce data.
OSHPD awards scholarships and loan repayments to aspiring health professionals and graduate students who agree to provide direct patient care in medically under-served areas for one to four years. OSHPD serves as California’s Primary Care Office supporting the state’s healthcare workforce through pipeline development, training and placement, financial incentives, systems redesign, and research and policy... link to website