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Preparing the Next Generation of Health Center Leaders: The Experience of the Clinic Leadership Institute's Emerging Leaders Program

Since its launch in 2008, the Clinic Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders Program (the Program) has been at the forefront of efforts to cultivate the leadership pipeline in California’s community...

Author(s): Informing Change
Date: May. 01, 2015

Medical Laboratory Technicians in California: Lessons from the Field

Licensed Medical Laboratory Technicians, or MLTs, are a relatively new occupation in California. In 2002, California legislation authorized the creation of the MLT job category (SB 1809) and...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Catherine Dower, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Apr. 22, 2015

Defining Competencies for Education in Health Care Value: Recommendations from the University of California, San Francisco Center for Healthcare Value Training Initiative

Leaders in medical education have increasingly called for the incorporation of cost awareness and health care value into health professions curricula. Emerging efforts have thus far focused on...

Author(s): Christopher Moriates, Daniel Dohan, Joanne Spetz, George F. Sawaya
Date: Apr. 11, 2015

How Many Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care? It Depends On How You Count Them

This study compares different approaches to measuring the number of nurse practitioners (NPs) providing primary care services using data from the 2012 U.S. National Sample Survey of Nurse...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Erin Fraher, Yin Li, Tim Bates
Date: Apr. 08, 2015

Survey of Nursing Employers in California, Fall 2014 


This report summarizes the findings from a survey of general acute care (GAC) hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California conducted in fall 2014. This is the fifth annual survey of...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz
Date: Apr. 08, 2015

California Board of Registered Nursing 2013-2014 Annual School Report: Data Summary and Historical Trend Analysis

The Annual School Report provides data about registered nurse education programs in California. The reports are published annually, and each new report includes historic data.

Author(s): Renae Waneka, Tim Bates, Joanne Spetz
Date: Apr 2015

California Board of Registered Nursing 2013-2014: A Presentation of Post-Licensure Nursing Education Programs in California

The California Board of Registered Nursing Annual Schools Survey collects data about nursing programs and their students and faculty from August 1 through July 31. This report focuses on post-...

Author(s): Renae Waneka, Joanne Spetz
Date: Apr 2015

Asian Health Services: Medical Assistants Improve Language Access and Patient-Centered Care

Asian Health Services (AHS) is an urban federally-qualified health center in Oakland, California. It has developed new roles for medical assistants and other frontline staff to capitalize on their...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Apr. 03, 2015

Salary Differences Between Male and Female Registered Nurses in the United States

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, the male-female salary gap has narrowed in many occupations. Yet pay inequality persists for certain occupations, including medicine and nursing. Studies have...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Jody Sindelar, Susan H. Busch, Peter I. Buerhaus
Source: JAMA
Date: Mar. 24, 2015

The Demand for Health Care Workers Post-ACA

Concern abounds about whether the health care workforce is sufficient to meet changing demands spurred by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We project that by 2022 the health care industry needs three...

Author(s): Bianca Frogner, Joanne Spetz, Stephen T. Parente, Shelley Oberlin
Date: Mar. 06, 2015