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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

Commuting Patterns of RNs in California

Commuting of registered nurses (RNs) has important implications for nursing shortages. A county or region might have a large number of resident RNs, but if many of those RNs work in a different...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Mar 2008

Diversity in California’s Health Professions: Current Status and Emerging Trends

California’s population is among the most racially and ethnically diverse in the U.S. However, policy makers, educators, foundations, and other stakeholders are concerned about how well this diverse...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Laurie Hailer, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Mar 2008

Physician Diversity in California: New Findings from the California Medical Board Survey

A recent poll by the Field Research Corporation showed that six in ten voters agree that it is important for California to have enough health professionals who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity...

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, Kara Odom, Gerardo Moreno, Eric Chen, Christopher Vercammen-Grandjean, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Mar. 01, 2008

Nurse Satisfaction and the Implementation of Minimum Nurse Staffing Regulations

In 1999, California passed the first legislation in the United States to establish minimum staffing levels for licensed nurses in hospitals. Implementation of the regulation began in 2004. This...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Feb. 01, 2008

Teaching Cultural Competence in Allied Health Professions in California

Allied health workers are a critical component of health care delivery. Studies suggest that a diverse workforce is more likely to provide culturally sensitive health care and ultimately reduce...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Tim Bates, Ed O'Neil, Melanie Chan, Fred Donini-Lenhoff
Date: Feb 2008

US Military and California Health Personnel: Select Comparisons

As California faces workforce shortages and geographic mal-distribution in many of the health care professions, policy makers are looking to expanding educational programs, rethinking practice models...

Author(s): Melissa Knox, Catherine Dower, Ed O'Neil
Date: Feb. 01, 2008

California Physician Diversity: New Findings from the California Medical Board Survey

A recent poll by the Field Research Corporation showed that six in ten voters agree that it is important for California to have enough health professionals who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity...

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, Kara Odom, Eric Chen, Christopher Vercammen-Grandjean, Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Jan 2008