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Community Health Workers and Promotores in California

This brief provides an overview of an emerging and unique workforce in California. Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores are public health professionals who carry out a variety of health...

Author(s): Dennis Keane, Christine Nielsen, Catherine Dower
Date: Sep 2004

An Audit on Clinical Supervision in Primary Care

This article reports on an audit of clinical supervision in one primary care trust (PCT). Data were collected by telephone interviews with 44 respondents from a range of professions occupying...

Author(s): Louise Barriball, Alison While, Ulrike Muench
Date: Sep. 01, 2004

Hospital Nurse Wages and Staffing, 1977 to 2002: Cycles of Shortage and Surplus

The author reviews the causes of nursing shortages and surpluses and examines data from California hospitals to demonstrate how these cycles are expressed in the demand for and wages of nurses....

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: Sep. 01, 2004

The Distribution and Composition of Arizona's Dental Workforce and Practice Patterns: Implications for Access to Care

The problem of access to dental care services gained national attention following the publication of the first ever Surgeon General’s report on Oral Health. However, dental policies and programs...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Kevin Grumbach
Date: Jul. 07, 2004

Evaluation of Strategies to Recruit Oral Health Care Providers To Underserved Areas of California

Central to efforts to increase access to dental care has been a focus on the supply, distribution and diversity of a workforce willing and able to provide care for underserved populations. While...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Gena Anderson, Kevin Grumbach, Ed O'Neil
Date: Jul 2004

Is There A Doctor in the House? An Examination of the Physician Workforce in California over the Past 25 Years

California citizens and lawmakers should be aware of how the state's physicians have responded to the dramatic changes in health care in the United States over the past 25 years. This report presents...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Brian Quinn, Timothy Brown, Richard Scheffler, Nicholas C. Petris
Date: Jun. 11, 2004

Legal and Regulatory Obligations to Provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Emergency Department Services

Language and cultural barriers to medical care are a large and growing problem in the United States. A number of federal and state laws, as well as professional and accreditation standards, require...

Author(s): Elizabeth A Jacobs, Alice Hm Chen, Leah Karliner, Julia Puebla Fortierd, Sunita Mutha
Date: Jun 2004

Medical Assistants in California

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health care practitioners who are trained to assist physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners with administrative and/or clinical duties in an...

Author(s): Stephanie Taché, Susan A. Chapman
Date: May 2004

How Much Public Health in Public Health Nursing Practice?

Public health nursing (PHN) practice is defined by an emphasis on population health issues rather than individually focused clinical interventions, but the actual scope and focus of PHN practice have...

Author(s): Kevin Grumbach, Janet Miller, Eliabeth Mertz, Len Finocchio
Date: May. 01, 2004

Nurse Staffing and Hospital Ownership in California

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to describe the relationship between nurse staffing and owner type or specific corporate owner in California acute care hospitals. BACKGROUND: Little empirical...

Author(s): Jean Ann Seago, Joanne Spetz, Shannon Mitchell
Date: May. 01, 2004