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Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is dedicated to improving community health, growing a diverse physician workforce and promoting health equity.

CalMedForce - Growing California's Next Generation of Physicians

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Graduate Medical Education

PHC is excited to announce a new grant program, CalMedForce, which will award approximately $40 million to primary care and emergency medicine residency programs in California.

In 2016, the California Medical Association, California Hospital Association, and Service International Employees Union-United Healthcare Workers West sponsored Proposition 56. Prop. 56 was approved by voters and allocates $40 million of funding towards Graduate Medical Education (GME) to sustain, retain, and expand California residency positions in primary care and emergency medicine. All accredited residency programs in the state meeting the guidelines set forth in Proposition 56 are eligible to apply for funding.

The University of California is the designated recipient of the funding and has contracted with Physicians For A Healthy California (PHC) to administer the annual $40 million in grants allocated from Proposition 56.

Application and eligibility criteria are currently being developed. The application will be released by December 12, 2018 and will be due in January 2019. Funding decisions will be made in January 2019. Please continue to visit our website for additional information.

If you would like to receive updates regarding CalMedForce and/or have feedback you would like to provide, please contact us at

Current Projects

Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) 

AWARE was initiated by Physicians For a Healthy California in 2000, as a long-term statewide effort to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics. 

Diversity in Clinical Trials

Physicians For a Healthy California works with the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations to encourage conversations between physicians and patients about clinical trials.

Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations

NEPO is a coalition of ethnic physician organizations in California working to decrease health disparities and increase cultural competency in clinical care.

PHC News

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