OSHPD Hands Out $2.6M for Residency Programs in Family Practice Care
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development has awarded $2.6 million in grants to 26 hospitals to support residency programs that train family practice physicians, Payers & Providers reports.
The grants -- which range from about $50,000 to more than $200,000 -- are administered through OSHPD's Song-Brown workforce training program.
Stephanie Clendenin, acting director of OSHPD, said the grants aim to help "address the inequity of primary care physicians statewide."
Grant recipients include:
- Contra Costa County Health Services, which received $103,230;
- Loma Linda University, which received $51,615;
- UC-Irvine, which received $51,615;
- UC-San Francisco's San Francisco General Hospital, which received $154,845; and
- White Memorial Medical Center, which received $206,460 (Payers & Providers, 10/6).
A full list of the grant recipients is available from OSHPD.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.