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California Healthcare Almanac: Nurses

Nursing is the single largest health profession in the state. These quick reference guides look at supply, demographics, education, distribution, and pay for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed...

Author(s): Timothy Bates and Amber R. Rose
Date: March 4, 2021

California Healthcare Almanac: Health Care Workforce

California’s health care industry employed more than 1.7 million people in 2019. Among these workers, nearly 50% were employed in ambulatory settings, 32% in hospitals, and 18% in nursing or...

Author(s): Timothy Bates and Amber R. Rose
Date: March 4, 2021

CIN Connections, Spring 2021: Addressing Racism to Improve Health

This issue of CIN Connections contains strategies and reflections from health care leaders as they grapple with how to abolish racism to improve health and remove roadblocks to real health equity....

Date: March 2, 2021

Evaluation of California’s Community Paramedicine Pilot Program

Community paramedicine, also known as mobile integrated health, is an innovative model of care that is being implemented throughout the United States. From 2014 to 2020, the California Emergency...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Cynthia Wides, Lisel Blash, Ginachukwu Amah, Igor Geyn, and Matthew Niedzwiecki
Date: February 19, 2021

Recovery with Limited Progress: Impact of California Proposition 209 on Racial/Ethnic Diversity of California Medical School Matriculants, 1990 to 2019

Proposition 209 prohibits the use of affirmative action – the practice of considering an individuals’ race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin – in public education, employment and contracting...

Author(s): Alana Pfeffinger, Alicia Fernández, Manuel Tapia, MD, Francine Rios-Fetchko, and Janet Coffman
Date: December 9, 2020

Nurse Practitioner Students as an Essential Workforce: The Lessons of Coronavirus Disease 2019

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disrupted the education and clinical training of nursing students. Clinical sites shut out students over low equipment supplies, physical distancing...

Author(s): Gina Intinarelli, Laura M. Wagner, Barbara Burgel, Robin Andersen, and Catherine L. Gilliss
Date: December 9, 2020

Racial Disparities in Financial Security, Work and Leisure Activities, and Quality of Life Among the Direct Care Workforce

Personal care, home health, and nursing aides provide the majority of care to chronically ill and disabled older adults. This workforce faces challenging working conditions, resulting in high...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench,  Joanne Spetz, Matthew Jura, and Charlene Harrington
Date: November 20, 2020

CIN Connections, Fall 2020: Emerging Innovations: Health Care During a Pandemic

The year 2020 has been unlike any other. The changes we’re now seeing in our clinics and through our screens, and the methods being used to address patient needs that we hadn’t previously considered...

Date: November 16, 2020

Medical Staffing Organization and Quality of Care Outcomes in Post-acute Care Settings

Medical providers are significant drivers of care in post-acute long-term care (PALTC) settings, yet little research has examined the medical provider workforce and its role in ensuring quality of...

Author(s): Laura M Wagner, Paul Katz, Jurgis Karuza, Connie Kwong, Lori Sharp, and Joanne Spetz
Date: November 4, 2020

Policies Matter! Factors Contributing to Nursing Home Outbreaks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Between February 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began and August 2020, the nation has watched over 5.2 million individuals become infected and over 167,000 deaths. Unfortunately, many of the...

Author(s): Susan Chapman and Charlene Harrington
Date: October 27, 2020