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Diversity in California’s Health Professions: Dentistry

California has become one of the most racially and ethnically diverse states in the country, and is projected to become even more so in the coming decades. This issue brief is one in a series of...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Jul 2008

Increasing Diversity in California’s Medical Schools

A racially and ethnically diverse physician workforce is widely seen as a key component in the effort to address health disparities related to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Program...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Jul 2008

VA Technology and Staffing Outcomes: The Impact of Implementations of CPRS and BCMA (VA eHealth University, Tampa, FL)

This presentation delivers the results of a qualitative and quantitative study examining how organizational culture affects an IT implementation, and how staff views CPRS and BCMA. For example,...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Ciaran Phibbs, James Burgess
Date: Jul. 01, 2008

Exploring Professional-Related Outcome Differences Between Phlebotomy Technicians, Medical Laboratory Technicians, and Medical Technologists

As part of a large scale practice analysis on Phlebotomy Technicians (PBTs), Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLTs), and Medical Technologists (MTs), additional data on four "home made measures" of...

Author(s): Gary Blau, Jim Portwood, Susan A. Chapman, Kay Doyle, Blair Holladay, Vicki Freeman
Source: Ingenta
Date: Jul. 01, 2008

EMS Workforce for the 21st Century: A National Assessment

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are a critical component of any community’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system. Assuring the continued viability of the prehospital EMS...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Vanessa Lindler, Jennifer Kaiser, Christine Nielsen, Tim Bates, Laurie Hailer-O'Keefe
Source: EMS
Date: Jun. 13, 2008

California’s Nursing Labor Force: Demand, Supply, and Shortages (2008)

In recent years, attention has focused on the nursing profession due to a crippling shortage of registered nurses (RNs) that has been reported throughout California, the United States, and in many...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Jordan Rickles, Wendy Dyer, Laurie Hailer, Paul Ong
Date: Jun. 01, 2008

Considering Language Access Services for California Hospitals

The move toward “cultural competence” that responds to the diversity of California’s population is reflected in efforts of California hospitals to provide linguistically appropriate care for their...

Author(s): Catherine Dower, Jennifer Kaiser
Date: Jun 2008

Diversity in California’s Health Professions: Physicians

Increasing racial and ethnic diversity in California’s physician workforce is a key component in the ongoing effort to address health disparities associated with race, ethnicity and socioeconomic...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman
Date: May 2008

Registered Dental Hygienists in Alternative Practice: Increasing Access to Dental Care in California

In 1998, California officially recognized a new dental health profession: the Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP). RDHAPs may practice unsupervised in homes, schools,...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz
Date: May 2008

Minority Nurses’ Experiences on the Job

While a number of studies have explored questions regarding career path and job satisfaction among nurses, the data rarely are examined for distinct racial and ethnic groups. Furthermore, we have not...

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz
Date: Mar 2008