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California’s Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce

This report analyzes and projects future needs related to California’s behavioral health workforce. This workforce is critical to meeting California’s health care needs. One in six adults suffers...

Author(s): Janet Coffman, Timothy Bates, Igor Geyn and Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 12, 2018

Evaluation of California’s Community Paramedicine Pilot Program

Community paramedicine (CP), 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, Matthew Niedzwiecki and Igor Geyn
Date: Feb. 07, 2018

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

While it is difficult to know the true number of practicing geriatricians, the supply has been negatively affected by tightening certification requirements, relatively low income and negative return...

Author(s): Aubri Kottek, Timothy Bates and Joanne Spetz.
Date: Dec. 21, 2017

Alternative Payment Models Lead to Strategic Care Coordination Workforce Investments

Highlights Value-based payment is leading to enhanced care coordination staffing. Sites are task shifting low-complexity care coordination to unlicensed staff. Important care coordination education...

Author(s): Clese E. Erikson, Patricia Pittman, Alicia LaFrance, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Dec. 21, 2017

Employer Demand for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to Care for Older People and People with Disabilities

Demand for health care professionals with expertise in long-term care (LTC) and older populations is rising, due to projected growth in the older population and the increasing burden of chronic...

Author(s): Kristine Himmerick,  Jacqueline Miller, Christopher Toretsky, Matthew Jura, Joanne Spetz
Date: Dec. 18, 2017

California Board of Registered Nursing 2016 Survey of Registered Nurses

The 2016 Survey of California Registered Nurses is the tenth in a series of surveys designed to describe the population of registered nurses (RNs) licensed in California and to examine changes in...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Lela Chu, Matthew Jura, and Jacqueline Miller
Date: Nov. 01, 2017

California's Primary Care Workforce: Forecasted Supply, Demand, and Pipeline of Trainees, 2016-2030

This second report in a series of three Healthforce Center reports on primary care in California, unveils projections of a statewide primary care clinician shortfall in the next 15 years, with the...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Janet Coffman and Igor Geyn
Date: Aug. 15, 2017

The Male-female Earnings Gap for Nurses in Germany: A Pooled Cross-sectional Study of the Years 2006 and 2012

The aim of this study is to examine male-female earnings of nurses in Germany. Understanding and addressing differences in earnings by gender is important because differences in pay accumulate over a...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Hans Dietrich
Date: Jul. 14, 2017

Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2016

This report summarizes the findings from a survey of general acute care hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California conducted in fall 2016. This is the seventh annual survey of...

Author(s): Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz and Tim Bates 
Date: Jul. 13, 2017

Supporting the Integration of Community Health Workers into Health Care Teams in California

Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores de salud are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of high quality and equitable health related services, particularly to vulnerable...

Author(s): Susan Chapman,  Jennifer Schindel, Jacqueline Miller
Date: Jul. 06, 2017