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Recovery with Limited Progress: Impact of California Proposition 209 on Racial/Ethnic Diversity of California Medical School Matriculants, 1990 to 2019

Proposition 209 prohibits the use of affirmative action – the practice of considering an individuals’ race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin – in public education, employment and contracting...

Author(s): Alana Pfeffinger, Alicia Fernández, Manuel Tapia, MD, Francine Rios-Fetchko, and Janet Coffman
Date: December 9, 2020

Policies Matter! Factors Contributing to Nursing Home Outbreaks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Between February 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began and August 2020, the nation has watched over 5.2 million individuals become infected and over 167,000 deaths. Unfortunately, many of the...

Author(s): Susan Chapman and Charlene Harrington
Date: October 27, 2020

Tracking Oral Health in a Standardized, Evidence‐Based, Prevention‐Focused Dental Care System

Learning health‐care systems are foundational for measuring and achieving value in oral health care. This article describes the components of a preventive dental care program and the quality of care...

Author(s): Joel M. White, Ryan G. Brandon, Joanna M. Mullins, Kristen L. Simmons, Aubri M. Kottek, and Elizabeth A. Mertz 
Date: October 26, 2020

Practicing Holistic Review in Medical Education

Holistic review is a conceptual framework that encourages medical schools to consider a wide range of criteria in deciding which applicants to admit. It promotes a balanced approach to the admissions...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Sunita Mutha, and Janet Coffman
Date: October 23, 2020

Evaluation of the San Francisco Support at Home Program: Year 3 Report

The purpose of this report is to outline the findings from the third year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) of the San Francisco Support at Home ([email protected]) pilot program. This report provides some background...

Author(s): Laura Wagner, Jacqueline Miller, Joanne Spetz, Connie Kwong, and Susan Chapman
Date: October 14, 2020

How Evidence-based Is US Dental Workforce Policy for Rural Communities?

Populations residing in rural America have lower rates of dental care utilization, higher rates of dental caries, less water fluoridation, and fewer dentists per capita when compared to those living...

Author(s): Miranda Werts, Ginachukwa Amah, and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: October 2, 2020

The Impact of Nurse Delegation Regulations on the Provision of Home Care Services: A Four-State Case Study

The objective of this study was to explore how home care workers and the agencies that employ them interact with their state’s nurse practice act in the provision of care. Using a qualitative case...

Author(s): Nancy Dudley, Jacqueline Miller, Mary Lou Breslin, Susan A. Chapman, and Joanne Spetz. 
Date: September 23, 2020

Medical Care Delivery in US Nursing Homes: Current and Future Practice

The delivery of medical care services in US nursing homes (NH) is dependent on a workforce comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners (NP), and physician assistants (PA). Each of these disciplines...

Author(s): Paul R Katz, Kira Ryskina, Debra Saliba, Andrew Costa, Hye-Young Jung, Laura M Wagner, Mark Aaron Unruh, Benjamin J Smith, Andrea Moser, Joanne Spetz, Sid Feldman, and Jurgis Karuza
Date: September 22, 2020

Dental Workforce Trends: A National Study of Gender Diversity and Practice Patterns

The dental workforce is increasingly gender diverse. This study analyzed gender differences in dental practice using the American Dental Association’s 2010-2016 Masterfile and the 2017 Survey of...

Author(s): Simona Surdu, Elizabeth Mertz, Margaret Langelier, and Jean Moore
Date: August 28, 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: August 24, 2020