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Measuring the Financial Contribution of Peer Providers

Background Peer support providers (peers) are increasingly delivering behavioral health treatment, but evaluation of their impact on client outcomes remains limited. Prior studies to determine the...

Author(s): Timothy Bates and Susan Chapman of the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center with Maria Gaiser and Jessica Buche of the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center, University of Michigan
Date: March 1, 2022

A Dental Care Coordination System to Increase Access for Medicaid Dental Program Beneficiaries: Experiences in Alameda County, California

In 2016, the California Department of Health Care Services launched the Dental Transformation Initiative (DTI) to address statewide underperformance in providing dental services to Medicaid-eligible...

Author(s): Benjamin Chaffee, Jared Fine, Yilak Fantaye, Rhodora Ursua, Kristin Hoeft, Ray Stewart, and Suhaila Khan
Date: Mar 2022

2020-2021 Annual School Report: Data Summary for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs

The 2020-21 Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) School Survey was based on prior BRN surveys and modified based on recommendations from the Nursing Education & Workforce Advisory Committee (NEWAC...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Lisel Blash
Date: February 25, 2022

Geriatric Medicine: Restraints and Immobility (Chapter 118)

Pathy’s Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Sixth Edition delivers a comprehensive overview of the subject, offering up-to-date, evidence-based, information about the many, and varied,...

Author(s): Katerina Melino, Laura Wagner, and Elizabeth Capezuti
Date: February 22, 2022

A Missed Opportunity? How Health Care Organizations Engage Primary Care Clinicians in Formal Social Care Efforts

Health care organizations increasingly recognize the impact of social needs on health outcomes. As organizations develop and scale efforts to address social needs, little is known about the optimal...

Author(s): Taressa Fraze, Laura Gottlieb, and Laura Beidler
Date: February 21, 2022

A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Opioid Prescriptions Associated with Nonsurgical Dental Visits Among Oregon and New York State Medicaid Beneficiaries, 2014-2016

Studies estimate that approximately one-third of all opioid prescriptions (Rxs) from dentists are associated with nonsurgical dental procedures, which suggests unwarranted opioid use. The authors...

Author(s): Enihomo Obadan-UdohDDS, Matthew Jura, Shen Wang, Miranda Werts, Robert Martiniano, Ulrike Muench, and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: February 10, 2022

Chapter 24: Containing Healthcare Costs

The only policy text written specifically for APRN students, this preeminent resource delivers a sweeping examination of policy impact on the full implementation of the APRN role across all...

Author(s): Jerone Dugan and Joanne Spetz
Date: February 3, 2022

Utilization of Community Paramedics to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Objective Some health systems and emergency medical services agencies in the United States are leveraging the versatility and experience of community paramedics to meet needs for COVID-19 testing,...

Author(s): Janet Coffman and Lisel Blash
Date: February 1, 2022

Characteristics of Multiple Job Holders in Long-term Care

Issue Health care workers in long-term care (LTC) settings face concerns related to financial security resulting from low wages, inconsistent hours, and a lack of benefits. These factors contribute...

Author(s): Tim Bates, Joanne Spetz, and Laura Wagner
Date: February 1, 2022

The Changing Role of Post-baccalaureate Programs in Dental Education

Pre-dental post-baccalaureate programs can help address oral health disparities by improving the diversity of the dental workforce pipeline. While long-term outcomes have had a positive impact on...

Author(s): Connie Kwong, Miranda Werts, April Martinez, George Taylor, Biana Roykh, and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: Feb 2022