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California’s Psychiatry Workforce Challenges

In his 2020 State of the State address, California Governor Gavin Newsom called for the state’s counties to spend Mental Health Services Act funds more quickly to assist the 1 in 6 California adults...

Author(s): Janet Coffman
Date: March 2, 2020

Sex Differences in Salaries of Department Chairs at Public Medical Schools

Women in academic medicine are paid less than their male peers. This salary difference is often attributed to differences in rank and promotion. The goal of this study was to investigate whether sex...

Author(s): Michael Mensah, Whitney Beeler, Lisa Rotenstein, Reshma Jagsi, Joanne Spetz, Eleni Linos, and Christina Mangurian
Date: March 2, 2020

2018-2019 Annual School Report: Data Summary and Historical Trend Analysis

The 2018-2019 Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) School Survey was based on prior BRN surveys and modified based on recommendations from the Nursing Education & Workforce Advisory Committee (NEWAC...

Author(s): Lisel Blash
Date: February 14, 2020

Modernizing Scope-of-Practice Regulations — Time to Prioritize Patients

Ongoing payment reforms are pressing health systems to reorganize delivery of care to achieve greater value, improve access, integrate patient care among settings, advance population health, and...

Author(s): Bianca K. Frogner, Erin P. Fraher, Joanne Spetz, Patricia Pittman, Jean Moore, Angela J. Beck, David Armstrong, and Peter I. Buerhaus
Date: February 13, 2020

Admission of First Generation to College Pre-Licensure Master's Entry and Graduate Nursing Students

A growing body of literature is examining the relationships between socio-demographic factors influencing recruitment and retention of students in higher education. The purpose of this study was to...

Author(s): Laura M. Wagner, Alece Alderson, and Joanne Spetz
Date: February 6, 2020

Left Behind in California: Comparing Community Paramedicine Policies Across States

Community paramedicine is a growing health care model in which emergency medical professionals such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) work beyond their traditional emergency care...

Author(s): Janet Coffman and Connie Kwong
Date: November 14, 2019

California’s Midwives: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care

California and the United States face shortages of qualified clinicians to provide prenatal, labor, and postpartum care, as well as women’s health services.There has been no growth in the number of...

Author(s): Connie Kwong, Margot Brooks, Kim Q. Dau, and Joanne Spetz
Date: October 16, 2019

Supporting the Integration of Community Health Workers in Whole Person Care Pilots

Community health workers (CHWs) are vital contributors to high quality and equitable health services, particularly to vulnerable populations. CHWs provide a key link between community resources and...

Author(s): Susan Chapman,  Jacqueline Miller and Orlando Elizondo 
Date: October 11, 2019

Leveraging the State Budget to Implement California Future Health Workforce Commission Recommendations

This report describes provisions of California’s state budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 that either directly fund the California Future Health Workforce Commission's recommendations or fund other...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Timothy Bates and Joanne Spetz
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: October 1, 2019

Evaluation of the San Francisco Support at Home Program: Year Two Report

The purpose of this report is to outline the findings from the second year of the San Francisco Support at Home ([email protected]) program. This report provides some background information on the program, but...

Author(s): Laura Wagner, Jacqueline Miller, Joanne Spetz, Connie Kwong & Thefaf Hashem
Date: September 24, 2019