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Nurse Staffing and Coronavirus Infections in California Nursing Homes

In the US, nursing home residents and staff have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This study compares nursing homes in California with and without COVID-19 positive residents. They...

Author(s): Charlene Harrington, Leslie Ross, Susan Chapman, Elizabeth Halifax, Bruce Spurlock, and Debra Bakerjian
Date: July 7, 2020

Scope-of-Practice for Nurse Practitioners and Adherence to Medications for Chronic Illness in Primary Care

Nonadherence to medications is costly and improving adherence is difficult, requiring multifactorial solutions, including policy solutions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of one...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Christopher Whaley, Janet Coffman, and Joanne Spetz
Date: June 24, 2020

Financial Vulnerability and Worker Well-Being: A Comparison of Long-Term Services and Supports Workers With Other Health Workers

Over 1.5 million new jobs need to be filled by 2026 for medical assistants, nursing aides, and home care aides, many of which will work in the long-term services and supports (LTSS) sector. Using 16...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Matthew Jura, Joanne Spetz, Rachel Mathison, and Charlene Herrington
Date: June 20, 2020

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

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

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

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