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Psychometric Properties of the Perinatal Missed Care Survey and Missed Care During Labor and Birth

Kalisch and colleagues developed one of the reliable and valid measures of missed nursing care, the MISSCARE survey, which has been used extensively in medical surgical care and has been adapted to...

Author(s): Audrey Lyndom, Kathleen Simpson, Joanne Spetz, Jason Fletcher, Caryl Gay, and Gay Landstrom
Source: Elsevier
Date: Feb 2022

CIN Connections, Winter 2022 — Centering Equity in Health Care Improvement

The California Improvement Network (CIN) is a community of health care professionals committed to identifying and spreading ideas for better primary care delivery. This issue of CIN Connections ...

Date: January 11, 2022

Innovation Landscape — Solving Shortages: How Technology Can Help Meet California’s Immediate Health Workforce Needs

The health care safety-net system, a patchwork of programs and providers that serve Californians with low incomes, faces unique challenges in recruiting and maintaining its clinical staff due to...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Amy Quan
Date: November 23, 2021

Dental Therapists in the United States: Health Equity, Advancing

Dental therapists (DTs) are primary care dental providers, used globally, and were introduced in the United States (US) in 2005. DTs have now been adopted in 13 states and several Tribal nations....

Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Aubri Kottek, Miranda Werts, Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, and Jean Moore
Source: Medical Care
Date: Oct 2021

Dental Public Health Post-Graduate Trainees in the US: Experiences, Challenges, and Opportunities—A Qualitative Study

The goal of this study was to explore challenges and opportunities that dental public health (DPH) residents and recent graduates experienced during and after their residency training programs in the...

Author(s): Sepideh Banava, Enihomo Obadan-Udoh, and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: September 25, 2021

Advancing Health Worker Well-Being: Trends and Opportunities

Health systems are uniquely positioned to advance health equity in communities by ensuring that workers are well, resilient, and equipped to deliver high-quality care. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown...

Author(s): Sunita Mutha, Emily Shen, and Diane Schweitzer
Date: Sep 2021

Recommendations to Deliver Person-Centered Long-Term Care for Persons Living With Dementia

Person-centered care (PCC) is the standard for the delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS). In this article, we summarize the state of the science on meaningful outcomes and workforce...

Author(s): Laura M. Wagner, Kimberly Van Haitsma, Ann Kolanowski, and Joanne Spetz
Date: July 2, 2021

2019-2020 Annual School Report: A Presentation of Post-Licensure Nursing Programs in California

The 2019-2020 Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) School Survey was designed to provide comparable data to prior surveys and was updated based on recommendations from the Board'sNursing Education and...

Author(s): Lisel Blash and Joanne Spetz
Date: June 30, 2021

2019-2020 Annual School Report: Data Summary and Historical Trend Analysis, A Presentation for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs in California

The 2019-20 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 and Joanne Spetz
Date: June 29, 2021

A Systematic Review of the Roles and Contributions of Peer Providers in the Behavioral Health Workforce

Approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults experienced a mental illness in the past year, a number that is expected to rise amid a shortage of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) providers. One way...

Author(s): Maria G. Gaiser, Jessica L. Buche, Caitlyn C. Wayment, Victoria Schoebel, Judith E. Smith, Susan A. Chapman, and Angela J. Beck
Date: June 24, 2021