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Nurses’ Communication of Safety Events to Nursing Home Residents and Families

Although communication is an essential part of the nursing process, nurses have little to no formal education in how to best communicate patient safety event (PSE) information to nursing home (NH)...

Author(s): Laura M. Wagner, Lena Driscoll, Jasmin L. Darlington, Victoria Flores, Julee Kim, Katerina Melino, Hema Doshi Patel, and Joanne Spetz
Date: 2017

California's Primary Care Workforce: Forecasted Supply, Demand, and Pipeline of Trainees, 2016-2030

This second report in a series of three Healthforce Center reports on primary care in California, unveils projections of a statewide primary care clinician shortfall in the next 15 years, with the...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Janet Coffman and Igor Geyn
Date: August 15, 2017

National Trends in School-based Health Centers With and Without Mental Health Providers

Children and adolescents exposed to chronic trauma have a greater risk for mental health disorders and school failure. Children and adolescents of minority racial/ethnic groups and those living in...

Author(s): Satu Larson, Susan Chapman, Joanne Spetz and Claire Brindis
Date: August 1, 2017

The Male-female Earnings Gap for Nurses in Germany: A Pooled Cross-sectional Study of the Years 2006 and 2012

The aim of this study is to examine male-female earnings of nurses in Germany. Understanding and addressing differences in earnings by gender is important because differences in pay accumulate over a...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Hans Dietrich
Date: July 14, 2017

Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2016

This report summarizes the findings from a survey of general acute care hospital employers of registered nurses (RNs) in California conducted in fall 2016. This is the seventh annual survey of...

Author(s): Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz and Tim Bates 
Date: July 13, 2017

Supporting the Integration of Community Health Workers into Health Care Teams in California

Community health workers (CHWs) and promotores de salud are playing an increasingly important role in the delivery of high quality and equitable health related services, particularly to vulnerable...

Author(s): Susan Chapman,  Jennifer Schindel, Jacqueline Miller
Date: July 6, 2017

Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Is Supply Meeting Demand?

Enrollment in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, surged with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), from 8.6 million in September 2013 to 13.4 million three years later. Medi-Cal...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman and Margaret Fix
Date: June 29, 2017

The Pediatric Dental Workforce is Changing: What Does it Mean for Patient Outcomes?

Research examining productivity, quality and outcomes of traditional pediatric dental care are generally lacking. The literature shows that education, qualifications, and roles are changing with case...

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Joanne Spetz and Jean Moore
Date: June 2, 2017

Dementia-Capable Care Coordination

This study describes the program requirements, workforce competencies, and barriers for dementia capable care coordination within health plans from seven states participating in the Center for...

Author(s): Brooke Hollister, Jason D. Flatt and Susan A. Chapman
Date: May 25, 2017

California Respiratory Care Workforce Study

This report summarizes the findings from a research study of California’s respiratory care workforce conducted over the course of 18 months between July 2015 and December 2016. Study components...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Ginachukwu Amah, Lisel Blash, Christopher Toretsky, Joanne Spetz
Date: May 20, 2017