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Improving Language Access in 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: Sep 2007

California Board of Registered Nursing 2006 Survey of Registered Nurses

The biennial California Survey of Registered Nurses provides information about the demographics, education, and employment of registered nurses in the state.

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Laurie Hailer
Date: Jun 2007

2006 Survey of Registered Nurses

The 2006 Survey of California Registered Nurses is the fifth in a series of surveys designed to describe licensed nurses in California and to examine changes over time. Other studies were completed...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Laurie Hailer
Date: Jun. 01, 2007

Forecasting Health Workforce Supply: From the Survey to the Models

Forecasting the health workforce is crucial to understanding whether perceived shortages are real, to learn whether a shortage is likely to persist, and to guide policy to educate and retain health...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Jun 2007

Forecasting Health Workforce Supply: From the Survey to the Models (Orlando, FL)

This presentation explains different approaches to calculate and forecast “demand”: from the overly simplified “per capita” model, to the non-normative market demand and a “need” assessment model....

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Jun 2007

Policy, Politics, and the Reality of Health Workforce Planning (Orlando, FL)

This presentation takes a look at the complex reality of nursing workforce planning. For example, policy makers often lack the expertise as well as concrete research to make positive decisions. Even...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Jun 2007

Tracking the Supply of Health Professions Education Programs in California

Information from California’s professional and vocational education programs are a key link in estimating the supply of workers for individual health professions. The principal objective of this...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Susan A. Chapman
Date: Apr 2007

Do Professional Interpreters Improve Clinical Care for Patients with Limited English Proficiency? A Systematic Review of the Literature

Objective To determine if professional medical interpreters have a positive impact on clinical care for limited English proficiency (LEP) patients. Data Sources A systematic literature search,...

Author(s): Leah Karliner, Elizabeth Jacobs, Alice Chen, Sunita Mutha
Source: PubMed
Date: Apr. 01, 2007

California Survey of Dental Hygienists, 2005-2006: A Workforce Profile

This report provides a profile of the dental hygiene workforce in California.

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Mar 2007

Survey of Registered Dental Hygienists in California

Registered Dental Hygienists (RDHs) play a critical role in efforts to promote access to oral health care and prevent dental diseases. The heightened attention on the nation's oral health needs and...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Mar. 01, 2007