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Underrepresented Minority Dentists: Quantifying Their Numbers And Characterizing The Communities They Serve

The underrepresentation of Blacks, Hispanics or Latinos, and American Indians or Alaska Natives among dentists raises concerns about the diversity of the dental workforce, disparities in access to...

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Mertz, Cynthia D. Wides, Aubri M. Kottek, Jean Marie Calvo and Paul E. Gates
Source: Health Affairs
Date: Dec. 05, 2016

New Model of Paramedicine Could Reduce Demand for Long-Term Care

Mobile integrated healthcare – community paramedicine (MIH-CP) is a new model of care that trains paramedics to deliver a broader range of services than traditional emergency response and transport...

Author(s): Alicia Lafrance and Janet M. Coffman
Date: Nov. 17, 2016

California Pioneers New Workforce Models

Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) are licensed registered dental hygienists with specialized training that allow them to practice in settings outside of the traditional...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz and Ruth Kearn
Date: Oct. 01, 2016

Few Hospital Palliative Care Programs Meet National Staffing Recommendations

This study, which was published in Health Affairs, was the first major data analysis of hospital palliative care programs’ workforce. The growing field of palliative care, which affects nearly all...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Nancy Dudley, Laura Trupin, Maggie Rogers, Diane E. Meier, and Tamara Dumanovsky
Date: Sep. 07, 2016

Issue Brief: California's Teaching Health Centers

The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program was established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to increase the number of primary care physicians serving people in medically...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Margaret Fix and Kristine Himmerick
Date: Aug. 17, 2016

Reducing Health Care Disparities for Minority Women in the Era of the Affordable Care Act: Opportunities within Primary Care

Despite improvements in overall health of the American population, disparities persist, particularly for minority women. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers the potential to reduce disparities...

Author(s): Leah Karliner, Angela Marks and Sunita Mutha
Date: May. 31, 2016

Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2015

This study, which summarizes findings from a survey of general acute care hospital employers, was conducted in collaboration with the Hospital Association of Southern California and HealthImpact....

Author(s): Tim Bates, Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz
Date: May. 16, 2016

California Board of Registered Nursing 2015 Simulation in Nursing Education Survey

This survey of recently-graduated California registered nurses (RNs) was intended to gather information about their experiences with simulation-based education, and how such education has or has not...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Lela Chu and Lisel Blash
Date: May. 06, 2016

Wage Growth for the Health Care Workforce: Projecting the Affordable Care Act Impact

How will the Affordable Care Act impact demand for health care workers and their wages?  The answer could mean good news for physicians and registered nurses, but bad news for health consumers:...

Author(s): Stephen T. Parente, Roger Feldman, Joanne Spetz and Bryan Dowd
Date: May. 04, 2016

Differences in Innovative Behavior Among Hospital-Based Registered Nurses

The 2010 Institute of Medicine report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change,Advancing Health," advocated for nurses to innovate in their practice, research, and education. However, little is known...

Author(s): Dy Bunpin, Jose J. III RN, PhD, Chapman, Susan RN, PhD, FAAN, Blegen, Mary RN, PhD, FAAN, Spetz, Joanne PhD
Date: Mar. 30, 2016