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Modernizing Scope-of-Practice Regulations — Time to Prioritize Patients

Ongoing payment reforms are pressing health systems to reorganize delivery of care to achieve greater value, improve access, integrate patient care among settings, advance population health, and...

Author(s): Bianca K. Frogner, Erin P. Fraher, Joanne Spetz, Patricia Pittman, Jean Moore, Angela J. Beck, David Armstrong, and Peter I. Buerhaus
Date: February 13, 2020

Admission of First Generation to College Pre-Licensure Master's Entry and Graduate Nursing Students

A growing body of literature is examining the relationships between socio-demographic factors influencing recruitment and retention of students in higher education. The purpose of this study was to...

Author(s): Laura M. Wagner, Alece Alderson, and Joanne Spetz
Date: February 6, 2020

Constructing Matched Groups in Dental Observational Health Disparity Studies for Causal Effects

Electronic health record (EHR) systems provide investigators with rich data from which to examine actual impacts of care delivery in real-world settings. However, confounding is a major concern when...

Author(s): J. Cheng, S.E. Gregorich, S.A. Gansky, S.A. Fisher-Owens, A.M. Kottek, J.M. White, and E.A. Mertz
Source: PubMed
Date: Jan 2020

Left Behind in California: Comparing Community Paramedicine Policies Across States

Community paramedicine is a growing health care model in which emergency medical professionals such as paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) work beyond their traditional emergency care...

Author(s): Janet Coffman and Connie Kwong
Date: November 14, 2019

Developing and Testing Electronic Health Record-Derived Caries Indices

Caries indices, the basis of epidemiologic caries measures, are not easily obtained in clinical settings. This study’s objective was to design, test, and validate an automated program (Valid...

Author(s): J.M. White, E.A. Mertz, J.M Mullins, J.B. Even, T. Guy, E. Blaga, A.M. Kottek, S.V Kumar, S. Bangar, R. Vaderhobli, R. Brandon, W. Santo, L. Jenson, and S.A. Gansky
Source: Karger
Date: Nov 2019

California’s Midwives: How Scope of Practice Laws Impact Care

California and the United States face shortages of qualified clinicians to provide prenatal, labor, and postpartum care, as well as women’s health services.There has been no growth in the number of...

Author(s): Connie Kwong, Margot Brooks, Kim Q. Dau, and Joanne Spetz
Date: October 16, 2019

Supporting the Integration of Community Health Workers in Whole Person Care Pilots

Community health workers (CHWs) are vital contributors to high quality and equitable health services, particularly to vulnerable populations. CHWs provide a key link between community resources and...

Author(s): Susan Chapman,  Jacqueline Miller and Orlando Elizondo 
Date: October 11, 2019

Leveraging the State Budget to Implement California Future Health Workforce Commission Recommendations

This report describes provisions of California’s state budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 that either directly fund the California Future Health Workforce Commission's recommendations or fund other...

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman, Timothy Bates and Joanne Spetz
Source: Healthforce Center at UCSF
Date: October 1, 2019

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

The purpose of this report is to outline the findings from the second year of the San Francisco Support at Home ([email protected]) program. This report provides some background information on the program, but...

Author(s): Laura Wagner, Jacqueline Miller, Joanne Spetz, Connie Kwong & Thefaf Hashem
Date: September 24, 2019

Reducing Educational Debt Among Underrepresented Physicians and Dentists

The rising cost of higher education raises concerns about equitable access to professional education for underrepresented minorities (URMs). This is problematic since URMs play critical roles in the...

Author(s): Christopher Toretsky, Sunita Mutha and Janet Coffman
Date: August 27, 2019