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How Collaborative Practice Agreements Impede the Provision of Vital Behavioral Health Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed issues relating to Scope of Practice (SOP) regulations and restrictions on Nurse Practitioner (NP) practice to the forefront. Many Governors issued Executive Orders...

Author(s): Brendan Martin, Bethany J. Phoenix, and Susan A. Chapman
Date: June 19, 2020

Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

This report presents supply and demand forecasts for the Registered Nurse (RN) workforce in California from 2019 through 2035. These new forecasts are based on data from the 2018 California Board of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: May 2020

Ensuring and Sustaining a Pandemic Workforce

Current efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic aim to slow viral spread and increase testing, protect health care workers from infection, and obtain ventilators and other equipment to prepare for a...

Author(s): Erin P. Fraher, Patricia Pittman, Bianca K. Frogner, Joanne Spetz, Jean Moore, Angela J. Beck, David Armstrong, and Peter I. Buerhaus
Date: April 8, 2020

CIN Connections, Spring 2020: Foundations for Health

The California Improvement Network’s (CIN) latest report, CIN Connections: Foundations for Health, features tips for resilient leadership and building partnerships between health providers and...

Date: April 8, 2020

California’s Psychiatry Workforce Challenges

In his 2020 State of the State address, California Governor Gavin Newsom called for the state’s counties to spend Mental Health Services Act funds more quickly to assist the 1 in 6 California adults...

Author(s): Janet Coffman
Date: March 2, 2020

Sex Differences in Salaries of Department Chairs at Public Medical Schools

Women in academic medicine are paid less than their male peers. This salary difference is often attributed to differences in rank and promotion. The goal of this study was to investigate whether sex...

Author(s): Michael Mensah, Whitney Beeler, Lisa Rotenstein, Reshma Jagsi, Joanne Spetz, Eleni Linos, and Christina Mangurian
Date: March 2, 2020

Modernizing Scope-of-Practice Regulations — Time to Prioritize Patients

Ongoing payment reforms are pressing health systems to reorganize delivery of care to achieve greater value, improve access, integrate patient care among settings, advance population health, and...

Author(s): Bianca K. Frogner, Erin P. Fraher, Joanne Spetz, Patricia Pittman, Jean Moore, Angela J. Beck, David Armstrong, and Peter I. Buerhaus
Date: February 13, 2020

Admission of First Generation to College Pre-Licensure Master's Entry and Graduate Nursing Students

A growing body of literature is examining the relationships between socio-demographic factors influencing recruitment and retention of students in higher education. The purpose of this study was to...

Author(s): Laura M. Wagner, Alece Alderson, and Joanne Spetz
Date: February 6, 2020

Evaluation of California’s Community Paramedicine Pilot Program

Community paramedicine, also known as mobile integrated health, is an innovative model of care that is being implemented throughout the United States. The California Emergency Medical Services...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Cynthia Wides, Lisel Blash,Ginachukwu Amah, Igor Geyn and Matthew Niedzwiecki
Date: January 27, 2020

Left Behind in California: Comparing Community Paramedicine Policies Across States

Community paramedicine is a growing health care model in which emergency medical professionals such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) work beyond their traditional emergency care...

Author(s): Janet Coffman and Connie Kwong
Date: November 14, 2019