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The Future of Behavioral Health - Harnessing the Potential of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

The toll of mental illness in the US is substantial: 1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness. As the population ages, greater numbers of individuals will need care for the comorbidities associated...

Author(s): Ulrike Muench, Taressa K. Fraze
Source: JAMA Network
Date: July 29, 2022

Perceptions of Workplace Climate and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within Health Services and Policy Research

To describe the perception of professional climate in health services and policy research (HSPR) and efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the HSPR workforce and workplaces,...

Author(s): Tongtan Chantarat, Taylor B. Rogers, Carmen R. Mitchell, and Michelle J. Ko
Date: July 9, 2022

Policy Considerations for Routine Screening for Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs)

In October of 2021, California mandated commercial insurance coverage of screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in addition to ACEs screening already covered for the Medi-Cal enrollees....

Author(s): Riti Shimkhada, Jacqueline Miller, Elizabeth Magnan, Marykate Miller, Janet Coffman, and Garen Corbett
Date: Jul 2022

Beyond State Scope of Practice Laws for Advanced Practitioners: Additional Supervision Requirements for Buprenorphine Prescribing

Buprenorphine is a life-saving medication for people with opioid use disorder (OUD). U.S. federal law allows advanced practice clinicians (APCs), such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician...

Author(s): Barbara Andraka-Christou, Adam Gordon, Joanne Spetz, Rachel Totaram, Matthew Golan, Olivia Randall-Kosich, Jordan Harrison, Spencer Calder, Stefan Kertesz, and Bradley Stein
Date: Jul 2022

Slipping through the cracks: Just how underrepresented are minorities within the dental specialties?

There is a lack of diversity in the dental workforce. Efforts to enhance underrepresented minority (URM) recruitment and retention within dental school exist, but little effort has been made to track...

Author(s): Tera Poole, Matthew Jura, George Taylor, Paul Gates, and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: June 21, 2022

Climate Change, Public Health, Health Policy, and Nurses' Training

There are few educational programs in the United States that have a primary focus on preparing nurses to engage in all levels of public health, health policy, and climate change. The United Nations...

Author(s): Orlando Harris , Stella Bialous, Ulrike Muench, Susan Chapman, and Carol Dawson-Rose
Date: June 1, 2022

Dominant Power and the Concept of Caste: Implications for Dentistry and Oral Health Inequality

In her 2020 book Caste: The Origin of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson argues that a caste system not only exists in the US, but also operates as a hidden force affecting social inequality. In this...

Author(s): Cristin Kearns, George Taylor, Snehlata Oberoi, and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: May 2022

Class, Employment, and the US Health Care System

In 1970, health care constituted 7% of gross domestic product, but now represents nearly 20%. Conversely, in 1970, manufacturing accounted for 24% of the economy and now represents 11%. Health care...

Author(s): Grant Martsolf, Brendan Case, and Joanne Spetz
Date: May 25, 2022

Changes in U.S. Clinician Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine Management for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic and After Relaxation of Training Requirements

The COVID-19 pandemic worsened the opioid overdose crisis. Buprenorphine management for opioid use disorder (OUD) reduces overdose risk and can be offered in office-based settings or via telehealth....

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Laurie Hailer, Caryl Gay, Matthew Tierney, Laura Schmidt, Bethany Phoenix, and Susan Chapman
Date: May 12, 2022

Beyond Just a Supplement: Administrators' Visions for the Future of Virtual Primary Care Services

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented adoption and implementation of virtual primary care services, and little is known about whether and how virtual care services will be provided after...

Author(s): Taressa Fraze, Laura Beidler, Emilia De Marchis, Laura Gottlieb and Michael Potter
Date: May 2022