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2017 Survey of Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives

This study of California nurse practitioners (NPs) and certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) was conducted in early 2017. In November 2016, there were 20,337 NPs living in California, of whom 569 also were...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Lisel Blash, Matthew Jura and Lela Chu  
Date: Apr. 11, 2018

New Survey Finds that California Needs More Highly Skilled and Experienced Nurses

As the registered nurse (RN) baby boomers retire, there is a need for more highly skilled and experienced nurses in California, according to a new survey published by Healthforce Center at UCSF and...

Author(s): Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz and Timothy Bates
Date: Apr. 09, 2018

Community-Based Palliative Care Leader Perspectives on Staffing, Recruitment, and Training

This qualitative descriptive study assesses perspectives of US community-based palliative care program leaders on staffing, recruitment, and training. Leaders from academic medical centers, large...

Author(s): Nancy Dudley, Susan Chapman and Joanne Spetz
Date: Apr 2018

California's San Joaquin Valley Faces Nurse Shortfall

While the demand for registered nurses (RNs) in California’s San Joaquin Valley is projected to grow by more than 35 percent by 2030, the region’s total number of RNs will decline. This will result ...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Janet Coffman and Timothy Bates
Date: Mar. 26, 2018

California Peer Providers in Transitions of Care

This study explored care models and policies that enhance the utilization of peer providers in California and to identify and describe best practices in peer support roles and practices for...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Lisel Blash, Joanne Spetz
Date: Mar. 16, 2018

Federally Qualified Health Centers Reduce the Primary Care Provider Gap in Health Professional Shortage Counties

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) were designed to provide care in medically underserved areas and substantial and sustained federal funding has accelerated FQHC growth. This report examines...

Author(s): Ying Xue, Elizabeth Greener, Viji Kannan, Joyce A. Smith, Carol Brewer, Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 13, 2018

California’s Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce

This report analyzes and projects future needs related to California’s behavioral health workforce. This workforce is critical to meeting California’s health care needs. One in six adults suffers...

Author(s): Janet Coffman, Timothy Bates, Igor Geyn and Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 12, 2018

Alternative Payment Models Lead to Strategic Care Coordination Workforce Investments

Highlights Value-based payment is leading to enhanced care coordination staffing. Sites are task shifting low-complexity care coordination to unlicensed staff. Important care coordination education...

Author(s): Clese E. Erikson, Patricia Pittman, Alicia LaFrance, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Dec. 21, 2017

The Roles and Value of Geriatricians in Healthcare Teams: A Landscape Analysis

While it is difficult to know the true number of practicing geriatricians, the supply has been negatively affected by tightening certification requirements, relatively low income and negative return...

Author(s): Aubri Kottek, Timothy Bates and Joanne Spetz.
Date: Dec. 21, 2017

Employer Demand for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to Care for Older People and People with Disabilities

Demand for health care professionals with expertise in long-term care (LTC) and older populations is rising, due to projected growth in the older population and the increasing burden of chronic...

Author(s): Kristine Himmerick,  Jacqueline Miller, Christopher Toretsky, Matthew Jura, Joanne Spetz
Date: Dec. 18, 2017