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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

Doctor of Nursing Practice by 2015: An Examination of Nursing Schools’ Decisions to Offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

OBJECTIVES: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recommends that nursing schools transition their advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) programs to doctor of nursing practice (DNP)...

Author(s): Grant Martsolf, David Auerbach, Joanne Spetz, Marjorie Pearson, Ashley Muchow
Date: Mar. 01, 2015

Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care

In the past decade, the health care industry, and long-term care (LTC) in particular, saw substantial job growth. In anticipation of growing demand for LTC due to an aging demographic, employment...

Author(s): Bianca Frogner, Joanne Spetz
Date: Jan. 20, 2015

Comparison of Nurse Staffing Measurements in Staffing-Outcomes Research

BACKGROUND: Investigators have used a variety of operational definitions of nursing hours of care in measuring nurse staffing for health services research. However, little is known about which...

Author(s): Shin Hye Park, Mary Blegen, Joanne Spetz, Susan A. Chapman, Holly De Groot
Source: Medical Care
Date: Jan. 01, 2015

Certified Nursing Assistant Programs in California: A Survey of Community Colleges

Community colleges in California play an important role in providing accessible degree and non-degree education and training programs for a range of nursing and allied health professions. Certified...

Author(s): Angela Marks, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Dec. 17, 2014

Using Employer Surveys to Assess Health Workforce Demand. Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center Webinar

Effective health workforce planning requires a basic understanding about the supply and demand for health workers. This webinar presents strategies used in three states—Florida, New York, and...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Mary Lou Brunell, Robert Martiniano
Date: Dec. 16, 2014

Reflections and Responses: Six Models for Understanding How Families Experience the System of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs

During the spring and summer of 2013, some 61 stakeholders—including 52 parents of children with special heath care needs and nine providers and policymakers—were systematically interviewed for their...

Author(s): Dana Hughes
Date: Nov. 13, 2014

Training Pharmacy Leaders: How Educators Can Help Develop Agents of Change

The forces at play in today's health care environment are unprecedented. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), with its yet-to-be-defined impact on care deliver, the recent passage of California Senate Bill...

Author(s): Kevin Rodondi, Sunita Mutha, Robin L. Corelli
Date: Nov. 10, 2014

Dental Workforce Capacity and California's Expanding Pediatric Medicaid Population

The number of children eligible for Medicaid dental coverage in California will increase to nearly 5 million because of the Affordable Care Act the transition of nearly 880,000 children from...

Author(s): Carrie Tsai, Cynthia Wides, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Nov. 01, 2014

Electronic Health Record Availability Among Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physicians

OBJECTIVES: To characterize availability of electronic health records (EHRs) at the primary practice locations of certified nurse midwives (CNMs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and physicians in...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Joanne Spetz, Kevin Grumbach, Margaret Fix, Andrew Bindman
Date: Nov. 01, 2014