UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

The UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care (UCSF HWRC) is a dynamic hub of policy-oriented research and investigation, established through support from the US Bureau of the Health Professions. The mission is to help answer the essential question: Is our health care workforce prepared to meet the growing long-term care needs of the aging US population?  As baby boomers enter their mid 60s (the “silver tsunami”), an increasing proportion of Americans will require long-term care (LTC), both at home and in the community. The Center will closely examine the health care workforce and help shape policies to meet expanding LTC needs. Our expertise in understanding how the complex LTC workforce contributes to improving access, increasing quality, and attaining high-value health care is a key component of our work. Over the next several years, we will conduct sponsored research on LTC labor market developments, outcomes and impacts of employment and training policies, and report on LTC labor trends. 

Geriatrician Roles and the Value of Geriatrics in an Evolving Healthcare System (2019)

Home Health Aides and Personal Care Assistants: Scope of Practice Regulations and Their Impact on Care (2019)

California’s Physician Assistants: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care (2018)

California’s Nurse Practitioners: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care (2018)

Racial/Ethnic Diversity in the Long-term Care Workforce (2018)

Dementia Care Specialist Workforce in California: Role, Practice, Training and Demand (2018)

The Roles and Value of Geriatricians in Healthcare Teams: A Landscape Analysis (2017)

Employer Demand for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to care for Older People and People with Disabilities (2017)

Remote Monitoring Technologies in Long-Term Care: Implications for Care Team Organization and Training (2017)

Health Information Technology Implementation: Implications for the Nursing Home Workforce (2016)

How Do Long-Term Care Workers Spend Their Time? Answers from the American Time-Use Survey (2016)

Mobile Integrated Health Care - Community Paramedicine: A Resource for Community-Dwelling People at Risk for Needing Long-Term Care (2016)

Few Hospital Palliative Care Programs Meet National Staffing Recommendations (2016)

Trends in Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse Education and Licensure Examinations, 1998 to 2013 (2015)

California’s Medicaid Personal Care Assistants: Characteristics and Turnover among Family and Non-Family Caregivers (2015)

Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care (2015)

Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care (webinar) (2015)

Trends in the Licensed Practical Nurse Workforce from 2008 to 2013 (2015) 

How Will Long-Term Care Workforce Demand be Impacted by Changes in Demographics and Utilization Patterns? (2015)

Economics of Health Care and Nursing: How Will Health Reform Affect Demand for RNs? (2014)

Leader States in Personal Care Aide Training Standards (2014)

The National Landscape of Personal Care Aide Training Standards (2014)

The Diversity of California’s Registered Nursing Workforce (2013)

2012 Survey of Registered Nurses (2013)

For more information, please contact Joanne Spetz or Susan Chapman.