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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

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

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

Leader States in Personal Care Aide Training Standards

This report highlights seven “leader states” in training standards for Medicaid-funded personal care aides (PCAs). Although our previous research has demonstrated a paucity of standards in most...

Author(s): Abby Marquand, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Oct. 31, 2014

Central Massachusetts Community Health Center Partnership: Update 2014

The Central Massachusetts Community Health Center Partnership (CMCHCP) is a collaborative effort of employers and training centers intended to address the workforce needs of Worcester-area community...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Catherine Dower, Susan A. Chapman
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: Sep. 02, 2014

Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Ready for the Enrollment Boom?

Report on findings from a 2013 survey of a sample of California physicians regarding their participation in Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid program) the eve of the implementation of the Affordable...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Denis Hulett, Margaret Fix, Andrew B. Bindman
Date: Aug. 11, 2014