Workforce Development

Partnership HealthPlan of California is working on several workforce development (WFD) initiatives to help increase access to care for over 700,000 members across hundreds of provider organizations. The forecasted shortage of the health care workers within the state of California has been well-documented, and we want to make sure providers across our network have adequate resources to provide high-quality care to our members.


Developing the Workforce

Together, our collective efforts around WFD will help meet the growing demand for health care providers in rural and underserved communities. The California Future Health Workforce report, released in 2019, forecasts this shortage to last approximately 10 years. To help close the provider gap, Partnership is adopting recommendations from California Future Health Workforce Commission Final Report as a guiding principle in our work.

The California Future Health Workforce Commission was a commission made up of 24 commissioners that included health policy, WFD, and education leaders in the state—including our former CEO, Liz Gibboney. The commission worked for nearly two years to develop a plan on how the state might be able to meet the growing health care needs of Californians. The commission released the final report (executive summary linked here) which included 10 'Priorities for Action' for the state to utilize in order to create and sustain the workforce communities need.  


​Partnership HealthPlan of California's WFD initiatives will focus on helping ensure that every member can access health care safely, effectively, timely, efficiently, and equitably.

Partnership understands that it is important to holistically support the provider organizations and individual providers. This WFD webpage content is intended to support the needs of both audiences. 

Partnership is continually working to support providers in a dynamic manner and are continually working to update this website. If you feel there is content that you do not see listed here, please click here to let us know.

2024 WFD Program Updates

Partnership is pleased to announce exciting changes for our 2024 Provider Recruitment Program (PRP), and to announce the rollout of a Provider Retention Initiative (PRI) Pilot.

The PRP's purpose is to help our contracted network recruit and retain high-quality health professionals to our region to improve access to care for Partnership members.  

The PRI is intended to recognize clinicians who have devoted their careers to the safety net, while helping to incentivize additional years of service from them. 

Partnership's previous PRP concluded at the end of 2023. A new 2024 PRP agreement is now available for execution and will be effective until June 30, 2025. Partnership's new PRI agreement will be available for execution beginning January 2024 until June 30, 2024 for sites with an executed PRP agreement in place. 

Please send your inquiries to as these announcements may create many questions relating to additional details about these changes, and the administration of the new agreements.  

The 2024 PRP flyer (link) and PRI flyer (link) are linked for reference.  Additionally, please visit the PRP webpage (link) to learn additional details about the program as well as the FAQ for the PRI, linked here.

Please click the icons below to learn more about resources available for currently practicing providers, hiring provider sites, and future providers who may be interested in learning more about practice opportunities with partners within Partnership's service area.


​Hiring Provider Sites

Future Providers