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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

Characteristics of California’s EMT and Paramedic Workforce

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics play critical roles in delivering emergency services to Californians. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic employers have reported...

Author(s): Timothy Bates and Janet Coffman
Date: Feb 2023

"Long Overdue": Nurse and Resident Physician Perspectives on Implementation of Dual-Handset Interpreter Phones in the Inpatient Setting

Patients with language barriers suffer significant health disparities, including adverse events and poor health outcomes. While remote language services can help improve language access, these...

Author(s): Maria E Garcia, Sunita Mutha, Anna M Napoles, Lev Malevanchik, Mia Williams, Leah S Karliner
Date: February 16, 2023

Paraprofessionals in California’s Behavioral Health Workforce

One in five adults in California had a mental illness in 2018-2019. Some 23.5% of these adults had unmet need for mental health services as did an estimated 64.5% adolescents with major depression....

Author(s): Janet Coffman, Irene Ornelas, and Amy Quan
Date: Feb 2023

Building the Future Behavioral Health Workforce: Needs Assessment

The County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) is developing a 10-year strategic plan for strengthening the county behavioral health safety net workforce to meet the needs...

Author(s): Janet Coffman and Margaret Fix
Date: Feb 2023

Rollout of the Oral Health Literacy Toolkit in California: A Mixed-Methods Analysis

Formative assessment of the rollout process of the California Oral Health Literacy (OHL) toolkit uses a mixed-methods approach. The OHL toolkit is an educational resource for dental professionals to...

Author(s): Christine Y. W. Hao, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez,Susan L. Ivey, and Kristin S. Hoeft
Date: January 31, 2023

Be Kind. Use Systems. Improve Care

Most people’s perspective of health care carries an expectation that patients will be treated with kindness and empathy by health care workers. However as rates of burnout among workers rise, empathy...

Author(s): Taressa K. Fraze and Sunita Mutha
Date: January 26, 2023

Linking Patient Safety Climate With Missed Nursing Care in Labor and Delivery Units: Findings From the LaborRNs Survey

This study aimed to explore the association of nurses’ perceptions of patient safety climate with missed nursing care in labor and delivery (L&D) units. We recruited nurse respondents via email...

Author(s): Jie Zhong, Kathleen Rice Simpson, Joanne Spetz, Caryl L. Gay, Jason Fletcher, Gay L. Landstrom, and Audrey Lyndon
Date: January 13, 2023