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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

Advancing Community Health Worker Practice and Utilization: The Focus on Financing

There is a growing interest in the use of community health workers in various roles in the US health care system. These workers go by various titles and names—including promotora and community health...

Author(s): Catherine Dower, Melissa Knox, Vanessa Lindler, Ed O'Neil
Date: Dec 2006

Funding CHW Programs and Services in Minnesota: Looking to the Future

Minnesota is often ranked as the healthiest state in America. However, for many Minnesotans, high quality health care and high health status are still elusive. In particular, several racial and...

Author(s): Catherine Dower, Melissa Knox, Vanessa Lindler, Ed O'Neil
Date: Dec 2006

Hospital Demand for Licensed Practical Nurses

Despite evidence that hospital use of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) declined in the 1990s, the current registered nurse (RN) shortage has prompted interest in LPNs as substitutes for RNs....

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Wendy Dyer, Susan Chapman, Jean Ann Seago
Date: Oct. 01, 2006

Regional Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

In most regions of California, there is now a shortage of registered nurses, and shortages will grow over the next 25 years. This report presents forecasts of supply and demand for RNs in regions of...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Aug. 01, 2006

Can the Use of LPNs Alleviate the Nursing Shortage?

LPNs may be able to help fill some of the gaps caused by the nursing shortage, but little research has been conducted on the demographic characteristics of LPNs, their education and scope of practice...

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz, Susan A. Chapman, Wendy Dyer
Date: Jul 2006

The Personal Assistance Workforce: Trends in Supply and Demand

The workforce providing noninstitutional personal assistance and home health services tripled between 1989 and 2004, according to U.S. survey data, growing at a much faster rate than the population...

Author(s): H. Stephen Kaye, Susan A. Chapman, Robert Newcomer, Charlene Harrington
Date: Jul. 01, 2006

College Students’ Perceptions of Nursing: A GEE Approach

The nursing shortage has stimulated renewed attention to understanding factors that may enhance the recruitment of students into nursing programs and the retention of registered nurses in the...

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz, Dennis Keane, Kevin Grumbach
Date: May. 01, 2006

Do Physicians Always Flee From HMOs? New Results Using Dynamic Panel Estimation Methods

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of changes in relative health maintenance organization (HMO) penetration on changes in the physician-to-population ratio in California counties when changes in the...

Author(s): Timothy Brown, Janet M. Coffman, Brian Quinn, Richard Scheffler, Douglas Schwalm
Date: Apr. 01, 2006