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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

Health Professionals and Patients in California: Speaking the Same Language

California is facing a shortage of health professionals to meet the needs of its large, diverse, and aging population, and the situation is worsening. Shortages exist across professions and...

Author(s): Diane Rittenhouse, Alicia Fernandez, Alexandra Ament, and Janet Coffman
Date: Jun 2021

CIN Connections, Summer 2021: Caring and Sharing: Supporting the Primary Care Workforce

The California Improvement Network is a community of health care professionals committed to identifying and spreading better ideas for care delivery. The summer 2021 issue of CIN Connections contains...

Date: June 21, 2021

Medicare Support for Dental and Podiatry Graduate Medical Education Programs

Oral health care faces ongoing workforce challenges that affect patient access and outcomes. While the Medicare program provides an estimated $14.6 billion annually in graduate medical education (GME...

Author(s): Candice Chen, YoonKyung Chung, Geoffrey Broadbent, and Elizabeth Mertz 
Source: JAMA
Date: May 27, 2021

Time to Ensure Sufficient Nursing Home Staffing and Eliminate Inequities in Care

The overwhelming nursing home resident infection and death rates from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the question: What policies can best protect nursing home residents now and in the future? In...

Author(s): Charlene Harrington, Susan Chapman, Elizabeth Halifax, Mary Ellen Dellefield, and Anne Montgomery
Date: May 26, 2021

2019-2020 Annual School Report: Data Summary for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs

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's Nursing Education and...

Author(s): Lisel Blash and Joanne Spetz
Date: April 14, 2021

Implementing Care Coordination in a Large Dental Care Organization in the United States by Upskilling Front Office Personnel

Care coordination is a key strategy used to improve health outcomes and efficiency, yet there are limited examples in dentistry. A large dental accountable care organization piloted care coordination...

Author(s): Aubri Kottek, Kristin Hoeft, JOel White, Kristen Simmons, and Elizabeth Mertz. 
Date: April 7, 2021