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Evolving Delivery Models for Dental Care Services in Long-Term Care Settings: 4 State Case Studies

As the Baby Boomer Generation ages into long-term care (LTC) facilities, the number of individuals requiring dental care will rise, but these systems are not set up to adequately meet their needs....

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides 
Date: Feb. 05, 2016

Scarcity of Primary Care Positions May Divert Physician Assistants Into Specialty Practice

Despite state and federal efforts to encourage physician assistants (PAs) to help fill primary care gaps, the proportion of PAs practicing in primary care continues to decline. Using job posting data...

Author(s): Perri Morgan, Kristine A. Himmerick, Brandi Leach, Patricia Dieter, and Christine Everett
Date: Feb. 04, 2016

Nurse Practitioner Autonomy and Satisfaction in Rural Settings

As the population ages and the Affordable Care Act increases demand for primary care, nurse practitioners (NPs) could help fill the gap, especially in rural areas. This analysis of nationally...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Susan M. Skillman, C. Holly A. Andrilla
Date: Jan. 29, 2016

Future of Nursing Campaign for Action Dashboard Indicators

These are graphic representations of measurable goals that the Campaign for Action has selected to evaluate its efforts in support of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) landmark report, The Future of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: 2015

Impact of the 2010 Affordable Care Act on the California Health Care Labor Force

As health care shifts away from a fee-for-service model as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health care workers in California will be called upon to develop new skills and fill new roles. ...

Author(s): Shelley Oberlin, Susan Chapman, Renae Waneka, Joanne Spetz
Date: Nov. 16, 2015

Forces for Change – Alumni Stories Showcase the Impact of Healthforce Center’s Leadership Programs

This leadership report highlights the impact of Healthforce Center’s leadership programs across a diverse group of six leaders.  All six individuals graduated from their respective programs having...

Date: Nov. 01, 2015

The National Landscape of Personal Care Aide Training Standards

This report presents research findings on the national landscape of personal care aide (PCA) training requirements across state Medicaid-funded programs. These programs enable older adults and...

Author(s): Abby Marquand, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Oct. 31, 2015

Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

New forecasts of future registered nurse supply and demand in California were developed using data from the 2014 Board of Registered Nursing Survey of RNs and other sources. The models indicate that...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Oct. 30, 2015

Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

This report presents supply and demand forecasts for the Registered Nurse (RN) workforce in California from 2013 through 2030. These new forecasts are based on data from the 2012 California Board of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Oct. 19, 2015

Filling the Gap: Developing Health Economics Competencies for Baccalaureate Nursing Programs

The need for greater involvement of the nursing profession in cost containment efforts has been documented extensively. More thorough education of nurses in the subject of health economics (HE) is...

Date: Oct. 13, 2015