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Proceedings: Workforce Summit on Ensuring a Workforce to Care for People with Serious Illness in the Community

In May, 2018, 40 national leaders and experts were convened to make workforce development recommendations that address the needs of persons living with serious illness in community settings. Over the...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Timothy Bates, & Nancy Dudley
Date: February 3, 2019

CIN Toolkit: Three Strategies to Help Primary Care Teams Treat Substance Use Disorders

This document is a guide for primary care organizations and care teams working to integrate substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services. It provides proven strategies, best practices, and tools...

Author(s): Crystal Eubanks, Senior Manager of Practice Transformation, California Quality Collaborative
Date: January 31, 2019

Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and Physicians in Low-Income and Rural Areas, 2010-2016

Nurse practitioners (NPs) constitute the largest and fastest growing group of nonphysician primary care clinicians. As the primary care physician (PCP) shortage persists, examination of trends in...

Author(s): Ying Xue, Joyce A. Smith and Joanne Spetz
Source: JAMA
Date: January 8, 2019

Regional Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

Some regions of California face nursing shortages, according to new projections of supply and demand through 2035. The forecasts, which account for population growth, population aging, and...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: December 11, 2018

Regional Forecasts of the Registered Nurse Workforce in California

Some regions of California face nursing shortages, according to new projections of supply and demand through 2035. The forecasts, which account for population growth, population aging, and...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: December 11, 2018

Exploring Health Economics Course Competencies’ Value for Nurse Administrators

A survey of nursing administrators in the US was conducted to solicit opinions about health economics (HE) course competencies for baccalaureate nursing (BSN) programs. The survey was conducted to ...

Author(s): Maia Platt,Andrea Kwasky, Douglas A. MacDonald and Joanne Spetz
Date: November 28, 2018

The Impact of Federal and State Policy on Oral Health Care Delivery in Long-Term Care Settings

Residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities have a significantly higher risk of poor oral health status compared with those living independently; moreover, the provision of oral health services to...

Author(s): Keely Walgama, Cynthia Wides, Aubri Kottek and Elizabeth Mertz.
Date: November 21, 2018

Strengthening The Workforce For People With Serious Illness: Top Priorities From A National Summit

The United States will experience significant growth of the population older than age 65 in the coming decades, which will contribute to an increase in the number of people living with chronic and...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Nancy Dudley
Date: November 15, 2018

CIN Connections, Fall 2018: Integrating Primary Care and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Ensuring that Californians have timely access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment that is appropriately linked to their physical health care represents a huge challenge and opportunity for...

Author(s): Sandra Newman, LSN Health Strategy
Date: October 18, 2018

Medication Adherence, Costs, and ER Visits of Nurse Practitioner and Primary Care Physician Patients

Objective To compare medication adherence, cost, and utilization in Medicare beneficiaries attributed to nurse practitioners (NP) and primary care physicians (PCP). Data Medicare Part A, B, and D...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Chaoran Guo, Cindy Thomas and Jennifer Perloff
Date: October 3, 2018