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Evaluation of California’s Community Paramedicine Pilot Program

Community paramedicine, also known as mobile integrated health, is an innovative model of care that is being implemented throughout the United States. From 2014 to 2020, the California Emergency...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Cynthia Wides, Lisel Blash, Ginachukwu Amah, Igor Geyn, and Matthew Niedzwiecki
Date: February 19, 2021

Recovery with Limited Progress: Impact of California Proposition 209 on Racial/Ethnic Diversity of California Medical School Matriculants, 1990 to 2019

Proposition 209 prohibits the use of affirmative action – the practice of considering an individuals’ race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin – in public education, employment and contracting...

Author(s): Alana Pfeffinger, Alicia Fernández, Manuel Tapia, MD, Francine Rios-Fetchko, and Janet Coffman
Date: December 9, 2020

Nurse Practitioner Students as an Essential Workforce: The Lessons of Coronavirus Disease 2019

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disrupted the education and clinical training of nursing students. Clinical sites shut out students over low equipment supplies, physical distancing...

Author(s): Gina Intinarelli, Laura M. Wagner, Barbara Burgel, Robin Andersen, and Catherine L. Gilliss
Date: December 9, 2020

Racial Disparities in Financial Security, Work and Leisure Activities, and Quality of Life Among the Direct Care Workforce

Personal care, home health, and nursing aides provide the majority of care to chronically ill and disabled older adults. This workforce faces challenging working conditions, resulting in high...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench,  Joanne Spetz, Matthew Jura, and Charlene Harrington
Date: November 20, 2020

CIN Connections, Fall 2020: Emerging Innovations: Health Care During a Pandemic

The year 2020 has been unlike any other. The changes we’re now seeing in our clinics and through our screens, and the methods being used to address patient needs that we hadn’t previously considered...

Date: November 16, 2020

Medical Staffing Organization and Quality of Care Outcomes in Post-acute Care Settings

Medical providers are significant drivers of care in post-acute long-term care (PALTC) settings, yet little research has examined the medical provider workforce and its role in ensuring quality of...

Author(s): Laura M Wagner, Paul Katz, Jurgis Karuza, Connie Kwong, Lori Sharp, and Joanne Spetz
Date: November 4, 2020

Policies Matter! Factors Contributing to Nursing Home Outbreaks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Between February 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began and August 2020, the nation has watched over 5.2 million individuals become infected and over 167,000 deaths. Unfortunately, many of the...

Author(s): Susan Chapman and Charlene Harrington
Date: October 27, 2020

Tracking Oral Health in a Standardized, Evidence‐Based, Prevention‐Focused Dental Care System

Learning health‐care systems are foundational for measuring and achieving value in oral health care. This article describes the components of a preventive dental care program and the quality of care...

Author(s): Joel M. White, Ryan G. Brandon, Joanna M. Mullins, Kristen L. Simmons, Aubri M. Kottek, and Elizabeth A. Mertz 
Date: October 26, 2020

Practicing Holistic Review in Medical Education

Holistic review is a conceptual framework that encourages medical schools to consider a wide range of criteria in deciding which applicants to admit. It promotes a balanced approach to the admissions...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Sunita Mutha, and Janet Coffman
Date: October 23, 2020

Evaluation of the San Francisco Support at Home Program: Year 3 Report

The purpose of this report is to outline the findings from the third year (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020) of the San Francisco Support at Home ([email protected]) pilot program. This report provides some background...

Author(s): Laura Wagner, Jacqueline Miller, Joanne Spetz, Connie Kwong, and Susan Chapman
Date: October 14, 2020