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Supporting the Integration of Community Health Workers in Whole Person Care Pilots

Community health workers (CHWs) are vital contributors to high quality and equitable health services, particularly to vulnerable populations. CHWs provide a key link between community resources and...

Author(s): Susan Chapman,  Jacqueline Miller and Orlando Elizondo 
Date: Oct. 11, 2019

Leveraging the State Budget to Implement California Future Health Workforce Commission Recommendations

This report describes provisions of California’s state budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 that either directly fund the California Future Health Workforce Commission's recommendations or fund other...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Timothy Bates and Joanne Spetz
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Oct. 01, 2019

Reducing Educational Debt Among Underrepresented Physicians and Dentists

The rising cost of higher education raises concerns about equitable access to professional education for underrepresented minorities (URMs). This is problematic since URMs play critical roles in the...

Author(s): Christopher Toretsky, Sunita Mutha and Janet Coffman
Date: Aug. 27, 2019

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: Aug. 06, 2019

The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Long-Term Care and the Health Workforce

New technological advances could mitigate rising health workforce demand, but will not replace the direct care workforce, according to this report. The report includes a taxonomy of currently...

Author(s): Susan Chapman, Jacqueline Miller and Joanne Spetz
Date: Aug. 01, 2019

Envisioning an Ideal Health Workforce Data System for California

Seven million Californians, the majority of them Latino, African American, and Native American, live in areas experiencing shortfalls of primary care, dental care, or mental health care providers....

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman and Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 23, 2019

CIN Connections, Summer 2019: Leadership for Continuous Change and Improvement

With rising costs, increasing burnout, and a rapidly changing environment, health care leaders may feel like they’re facing an uphill battle. This issue of CIN Connections features tips, advice, and...

Date: Jul. 18, 2019

Practice Patterns of Postgraduate Dental Residency Completers From Select Long-Term HRSA-Funded Primary Dental Care Training Programs

The purpose of this study is to examine practice patterns of graduates of primary care dental postgraduate (PGD) training programs with a longstanding history of Health Resources and Services...

Author(s): Ginachukwu Amah, Matthew Jura and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Jul. 15, 2019

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

There are insufficient numbers of practicing geriatricians to meet current demand for their services, and the shortage is projected to worsen in the coming decades as the number of older Americans...

Author(s): Timothy Bates,  Aubri Kottek and Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 08, 2019

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

By 2030, California’s senior population will double to 9 million, but the state faces an estimated shortage of 200,000 home health and home care aides. To exacerbate the problem, California’s home...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Jun. 27, 2019