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Union Health Center—Pioneering the Ambulatory Intensive Caring Unit

In 2005, the UNITE HERE (Union) Health Center in New York City embarked on a new initiative that expanded the role of medical assistants (MAs) to provide team-based care and health coaching for...

Author(s): Lisel Blash, Susan A. Chapman, Catherine Dower
Date: Oct 2010

From the Perspective of CEOs: What Motivates Hospitals to Embrace Cultural Competence?

The quality domains of patient-centered and equitable care are increasingly relevant to today's healthcare leaders as hospitals care for patients with increasingly diverse cultural and linguistic...

Author(s): Amy Wilson-Stronks, Sunita Mutha
Date: Sep 2010

Changes in Nurse Satisfaction in California, 2004 to 2008

AIM: To examine whether there were improvements in the satisfaction of hospital-employed registered nurses (RNs) in the mid-2000s. BACKGROUND: In recent years, many hospitals have made efforts to...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Carolina Herrera
Date: Jul 2010

Nurses Who Do Not Nurse: Factors That Predict Non-Nursing Work in the U.S. Registered Nursing Labor Market

Registered nurses (RNs) who work outside of nursing have seldom been examined. This aim of this study was to compare the 122,178 (4%) of RNs who are employed outside of nursing to those who work in...

Author(s): Lisa Black, Joanne Spetz, Charlene Harrington
Date: Jul 2010

Nurses Who Do Not Nurse: Factors that Predict Non-Nursing Work in the U.S. Registered Nursing Labor Market

Registered nurses (RNs) who work outside of nursing have seldom been examined. This aim of this study was to compare the 122,178 (4%) of RNs who are employed outside of nursing to those who work in...

Author(s): Lisa Black, Joanne Spetz, Charlene Harrington
Date: Jul. 01, 2010

Directory of Nursing Schools and Programs

Web directory of US nursing schools and programs (7,700+ programs, from 2,300+ schools).

Date: Jun. 10, 2010

Improving Oral Health Care Systems through Workforce Innovations

The objective of this paper is to describe the purpose, rationale and key elements of the special issue, Improving Oral Healthcare Delivery Systems through Workforce Innovations. The purpose of the...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Len Finocchio
Date: Jun. 01, 2010

Medical Assistants in Community Clinics: Perspectives on Innovation in Role Development

There has been growing interest in expansion of the role of medical assistants (MAs) in community clinics, where their utilization has increased in recent years. Ten clinics identified as using MAs...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Melanie Chan, Tim Bates
Date: Jun 2010

Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Staffing Patterns in California's Licensed Community Clinics: 2005 - 2008

Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) play a critical role in the delivery of primary care in California’s licensed community clinics. Between 2005 and 2008, however, clinics...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Jun 2010

A Review of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Health Workforce Pilot Projects Program 1973-2007

California’s Health Workforce Pilot Projects (HWPP) program was established in 1972 and is administered by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The HWPP program offers an...

Author(s): Cynthia Wides, Catherine Dower
Date: May 2010