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California’s Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce

This report analyzes and projects future needs related to California’s behavioral health workforce. This workforce is critical to meeting California’s health care needs. One in six adults suffers...

Author(s): Janet Coffman, Timothy Bates, Igor Geyn and Joanne Spetz
Date: February 12, 2018

Diversity of California’s Nursing Workforce Chartbook, 2018

The goal of this project is to examine the diversity of California's RNS in education, age, race/ethnicity, gender, employment setting, job titles, and regions. 

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Lela Chu, and Lisel Blash
Date: 2018

Alternative Payment Models Lead to Strategic Care Coordination Workforce Investments

Highlights Value-based payment is leading to enhanced care coordination staffing. Sites are task shifting low-complexity care coordination to unlicensed staff. Important care coordination education...

Author(s): Clese E. Erikson, Patricia Pittman, Alicia LaFrance, Susan A. Chapman
Date: December 21, 2017

The Roles and Value of Geriatricians in Healthcare Teams: A Landscape Analysis

While it is difficult to know the true number of practicing geriatricians, the supply has been negatively affected by tightening certification requirements, relatively low income and negative return...

Author(s): Aubri Kottek, Timothy Bates and Joanne Spetz.
Date: December 21, 2017

Employer Demand for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to Care for Older People and People with Disabilities

Demand for health care professionals with expertise in long-term care (LTC) and older populations is rising, due to projected growth in the older population and the increasing burden of chronic...

Author(s): Kristine Himmerick,  Jacqueline Miller, Christopher Toretsky, Matthew Jura, Joanne Spetz
Date: December 18, 2017

California Board of Registered Nursing 2016 Survey of Registered Nurses

The 2016 Survey of California Registered Nurses is the tenth in a series of surveys designed to describe the population of registered nurses (RNs) licensed in California and to examine changes in...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Lela Chu, Matthew Jura, and Jacqueline Miller
Date: November 1, 2017

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