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Flavored Tobacco and Nicotine Use Among California Adolescents: Preferences by Use Experience and Survey Format Effects

This study assessed flavored tobacco use among adolescent e-cigarette, cigarette, cigar, hookah, and smokeless tobacco users; specific e-cigarette flavor preferences; risk profiles of youth that use...

Author(s): Candice D. Donaldson, Elizabeth T. Couch, Kristin S. Hoeft, Monica L. Wilkinson, Claudia Guerra, Stuart A. Gansky, Xueying Zhang, and Benjamin W. Chaffee
Date: October 1, 2023

Health Workforce Research Centers Annual Report, 2023

Important health workforce research that we undertake here is part of a national effort to monitor and plan for the health care needs of US residents. The UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on...

Date: August 30, 2023

Impact of COVID‐19 on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Among Nursing Care Facility Workers: Analysis of California Workers' Compensation Data, 2019–2021

Background: The COVID‐19 pandemic greatly affected health care workers, both physically and psychologically, by increasing their workload and stress. This may also have increased their risk of...

Author(s): Soo-Jeong Lee, Younghee Yun, Jeehyun Hwang, and Soson Jong
Date: August 28, 2023

The Relationship Between Scope of Practice Laws for Task Delegation and Nurse Turnover in Home Health

Nurse turnover can compromise the quality and continuity of home health care. Scope of practice laws, which determine the tasks nurses are allowed to perform and delegate, are an important element of...

Author(s): Molly Candon, Alon Bergman, Amber Rose, Hummy Song, Guy David, and Joanne Spetz
Date: August 24, 2023

Language-Concordant Care: A Qualitative Study Examining Implementation of Physician Non-English Language Proficiency Assessment

Clinicians who speak the language of the patients they care for can help increase access to care and improve patient health outcomes. Researchers, including Healthforce Center’s Director Sunita Mutha...

Author(s): Maria Esteli Garcia, Mia Williams, Sunita Mutha, Lisa C. Diamond, Jane Jih, Margaret A. Handley, Sarita Pathak, and Leah S. Karliner
Date: August 24, 2023

Emerging Health Technologies in Long-Term Care and Suppliers’ Views on Their Potential to Assist and Support the Workforce

Emerging technological advances hold potential to assist the long-term care (LTC) workforce in caring for an aging population in the home and LTC settings. Technology may alter workforce needs and...

Author(s): Susan A. Chapman, Jacqueline R. Miller, and Joanne Spetz
Date: August 3, 2023

COVID-19 Impact on Dental Service Delivery, Financing, Regulation, and Education Systems: An Environmental Scan

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on all aspects of the oral health care system. The temporary suspension of oral health services impacted patients seeking preventive and restorative dental...

Author(s): Langelier M, Kottek A, Fernando T, Werts M, Zhou S, Shen E, Mertz E, Surdu S
Date: July 17, 2023

Implementation of a Novel Program to Support Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Community Health Center Consortium Before and After Onset of COVID-19

In 2017, the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN) established the Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Program to provide technical assistance and financial support to improve CRC screening...

Author(s): Eduardo J. Santiago-Rodríguez, Kristin S. Hoeft, Kara Lugtu, Matthew McGowen, David Ofman, Jaime Adler, Ma Somsouk and  Michael B. Potter
Date: May 22, 2023

Advanced practice clinician care and end-of-life outcomes for community- and nursing home-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries with dementia

Older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) often face burdensome end-of-life care transfers. Advanced practice clinicians (APCs)-which include nurse practitioners and...

Author(s): Hyesung Oh, Elizabeth M White, Ulrike Muench, Christopher Santostefano, Bishnu Thapa, Cyrus Kosar, Emily A Gadbois, Zainab Toteh Osakwe, Pedro Gozalo, Momotazur Rahman
Date: April 18, 2023

Direct Care Workers Are the Foundation of a Dementia-Capable Workforce

Up to half of all individuals who receive long-term services and supports (LTSS) are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Direct care workers provide most of the care across...

Author(s): Kezia Scales and Laura M. Wagner
Date: April 12, 2023