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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

Consensus-Based Recommendations for an Adequate Workforce to Care for People with Serious Illness

The lack of an adequately prepared workforce is a critical barrier to delivering high-quality community-based care for individuals living with serious illness. This article presents 16 consensus-...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Nancy Dudley
Date: May. 10, 2019

Introduction to Special Issue: The Workforce for Seriously Ill Older Adults in the Community

In May 2018, 40 leaders and scholars from universities, delivery organizations, professional associations, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private insurance companies convened in Napa,...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil
Date: May. 10, 2019