San Joaquin Valley Leaders Lay Groundwork To Boost Health Care
At the annual summit of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley on Thursday, San Joaquin Valley health officials released an interim report on efforts to address shortages of health care providers in the San Joaquin Valley, the Stockton Record reports.
One of the main recommendations of the project, titled the "San Joaquin Valley Health Enterprise Zone Project," is to establish medical enterprise zones throughout the region that offer tax credits and other financial incentives aimed at retaining providers and encouraging other providers to open and expand services to underserved populations.
The Central Valley Health Policy Institute at California State University-Fresno is conducting a feasibility report to consider implementing the project.The report received funding from the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley (Goldeen, Stockton Record, 12/13). 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.