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The Dental-Medical Divide

The importance of oral health for overall well-being cannot be overstated. Yet the US dental delivery system struggles to address effectively the two most common oral diseases (caries and periodontal...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Dec. 05, 2016

New Model of Paramedicine Could Reduce Demand for Long-Term Care

Mobile integrated healthcare – community paramedicine (MIH-CP) is a new model of care that trains paramedics to deliver a broader range of services than traditional emergency response and transport...

Author(s): Alicia Lafrance and Janet M. Coffman
Date: Nov. 17, 2016

California Pioneers New Workforce Models

Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) are licensed registered dental hygienists with specialized training that allow them to practice in settings outside of the traditional...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz and Ruth Kearn
Date: Oct. 01, 2016

Few Hospital Palliative Care Programs Meet National Staffing Recommendations

This study, which was published in Health Affairs, was the first major data analysis of hospital palliative care programs’ workforce. The growing field of palliative care, which affects nearly all...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Nancy Dudley, Laura Trupin, Maggie Rogers, Diane E. Meier and Tamara Dumanovsky
Date: Sep. 07, 2016

Exploring Explanations for the Female-Male Earnings Difference Among Registered Nurses in the United States

A 2015 study published in JAMA found that the wage gap persists in nursing, with male nurses making $5,100 more on average per year than female colleagues in similar positions. This latest study aims...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Susan H Busch, Jody Sindelar and Peter I Buerhaus
Date: Sep. 01, 2016

Issue Brief: California's Teaching Health Centers

The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program was established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to increase the number of primary care physicians serving people in medically...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Margaret Fix and Kristine Himmerick
Date: Aug. 17, 2016

Survey of Health Care Employers in Arizona: Maricopa County Community Health Centers, 2015

A survey of Arizona health care employers was conducted by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the spring of 2016. The survey captured responses from 59 percent of the community...

Author(s): Lela Chu and Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 26, 2016

Survey of Health Care Employers in Arizona: Home Health Agencies, 2015

UCSF conducted the Survey of Health Care Employers in Arizona: Home Health Agencies, 2015 in the summer and fall of 2015. The survey elicited 25 unique responses, representing 11.4% of the total...

Author(s): Lela Chu and Joanne Spetz
Date: Jul. 15, 2016

Arizona Health Workforce Demand in a Rapidly Changing Market: Perspective of State Leaders

This report presents findings from interviews with health care leaders across Arizona regarding the trends they are observing and their expectations for future health workforce needs. Sixteen health...

Author(s): Lisel Blash and Joanne Spetz
Date: Jun. 22, 2016

Survey of Health Care Employers in Arizona: Long-Term Care Facilities, 2015

This report summarizes the findings from a survey of long-term care employers in Arizona conducted from the summer to the fall of 2015. This is the first survey of long-term care (LTC) employers in...

Author(s): Lela Chu and Joanna Spetz
Date: Jun. 22, 2016