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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

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

Influences on Advance Practice Nursing Education to Prescribe Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid misuse is a major public health concern in the United States. Opioid agonist medications are evidence-based treatments for opioid use disorders (OUD) that can be prescribed by advance practice...

Author(s): Bethany J. Phoenix, Matthew Tierney, Susan A Chapman, and Joanne Spetz
Date: March 30, 2023

Defining a Long-term Care Workforce Shortage Designation: A Conceptual Approach

The aging of the US population is a well-documented phenomenon. In just 7 years, an estimated 73 million Americans will be aged 65 and over, equal to 21% of the population. Aging is associated with...

Author(s): Tim Bates and Susan A. Chapman
Date: Mar 2023

Racial-Ethnic Composition of Primary Care Practices and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative Participation

It remains unclear whether the racial-ethnic composition or the socioeconomic profiles of eligible primary care practices better explain practice participation in the Centers for Medicare and...

Author(s): Karl Rubio, Taressa Fraze, Salma Bibi, and Hector P. Rodriguez
Date: March 20, 2023

Two Questions Before Health Care Organizations Plunge into Addressing Social Risk Factors

As experience with social risk interventions matures, and federal and state agencies consider ways to incentivize social risk interventions, this is an ideal time to pause and ask whether we are...

Author(s): Caroline Fichtenberg and Taressa K. Fraze
Date: March 8, 2023