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Patient Perspectives on the Quality of Professional Interpretation: Results from LASI Study

The use of professional interpretation is associated with improvements in overall healthcare of patients with limited English proficiency. For these patients, it is important to understand whether...

Author(s): Sarita Pathak, Steven Gregorich, Lisa Diamond, Sunita Mutha, Esme Seto, Jennifer Livaudais-Toman, and Leah Karliner
Date: Aug 2021

The CMS State Innovation Model Initiative and Improved Health Information Technology and Care Management Capabilities of Physician Practices

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) State Innovation Models (SIMs) initiative funded 17 states to implement health care payment and delivery system reforms to improve health system...

Author(s): Zosha Kandel, Diane Rittenhouse, Salma Bibi, Taressa Fraze, Stephen Shortell, and Hector Rodríguez
Date: Aug 2021

The Role of Schedule Volatility in Home Health Nursing Turnover

Despite considerable research on nursing turnover, few studies have considered turnover among nurses working in home health care. Using novel administrative data from one of the largest home health...

Author(s): Alon Bergman, Hummy Song, Guy David, Joanne Spetz, and Molly Candon
Date: July 26, 2021

Personal Care Assistance in Rural America

PCAs provide essential services for people with self-care disabilities (eg, difficulty dressing, bathing, and running errands) and yet are not sufficiently available where there are higher numbers of...

Author(s): Rayna Sage, Lillie Greiman, Susan Chapman, Laura Wagner, Timothy Bates, and Ari Lissau
Date: July 26, 2021

Recommendations to Deliver Person-Centered Long-Term Care for Persons Living With Dementia

Person-centered care (PCC) is the standard for the delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS). In this article, we summarize the state of the science on meaningful outcomes and workforce...

Author(s): Laura M. Wagner, Kimberly Van Haitsma, Ann Kolanowski, and Joanne Spetz
Date: July 2, 2021

Barriers and Facilitators of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Participation in Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

The misuse of opioids is a health crisis in the United States. Medication treatment for opioid use disorder reduces negative health outcomes, but there are widespread shortages of appropriately...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Susan Chapman, Matthew Tierney, Bethany Phoenix, and Laurie Hailer
Date: Jul 2021

2019-2020 Annual School Report: A Presentation of Post-Licensure Nursing Programs in California

The 2019-2020 Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) School Survey was designed to provide comparable data to prior surveys and was updated based on recommendations from the Board'sNursing Education and...

Author(s): Lisel Blash and Joanne Spetz
Date: June 30, 2021

2019-2020 Annual School Report: Data Summary and Historical Trend Analysis, A Presentation for Pre-Licensure Nursing Programs in California

The 2019-20 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): Lisel Blash and Joanne Spetz
Date: June 29, 2021

A Systematic Review of the Roles and Contributions of Peer Providers in the Behavioral Health Workforce

Approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults experienced a mental illness in the past year, a number that is expected to rise amid a shortage of mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) providers. One way...

Author(s): Maria G. Gaiser, Jessica L. Buche, Caitlyn C. Wayment, Victoria Schoebel, Judith E. Smith, Susan A. Chapman, and Angela J. Beck
Date: June 24, 2021

Health Professionals and Patients in California: Speaking the Same Language

California is facing a shortage of health professionals to meet the needs of its large, diverse, and aging population, and the situation is worsening. Shortages exist across professions and...

Author(s): Diane Rittenhouse, Alicia Fernandez, Alexandra Ament, and Janet Coffman
Date: Jun 2021