California Health Corps
Need for monitoring and care for patients who are post-discharge or not sick enough to be admitted, and who should not be at home (or are homeless, etc)
Website to invite applications from retirees, students, furloughed health workers to be employed in alternative care settings.
  • Return of retirees
  • Fast-track trainees
  • Alternative deployments for health workers whose normal duties are temporarily suspended
  • Dental Providers
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Nurse Practitioners*
  • Nurse Specialists*
  • Nurses - Licensed Practical
  • Nurses - Registered
  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacy Workers
  • Physicians - Emergency
  • Physicians - Intensive Care
  • Physicians - Primary/Family
  • Physicians - Specialists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Students
  • Other Health Care Workers
Alternative care settings (pre-acute / post-acute pop-up sites)
  • Community Health Services
  • Other
  • Urban/Suburban
  • Rural
It is in process. Government staff are reviewing applications. A team was brought together to identify training resources, develop job descriptions, and create standard operating procedures.
They got >85,000 applications! I have no idea how they screened all of them.
Formal Policy
One alternative care site is open to date.
Joanne Spetz
University of California San Francisco
United States
United States

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