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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Long-Term Care and the Health Workforce

New technological advances could mitigate rising health workforce demand, but will not replace the direct care workforce, according to this report. The report includes a taxonomy of currently...

Author(s): Susan Chapman, Jacqueline Miller and Joanne Spetz
Date: August 1, 2019

Home And Community-Based Workforce For Patients With Serious Illness Requires Support To Meet Growing Needs

Home health and personal care aides are one of the largest groups of health care workers in the US, with nearly three million people providing direct care for people with serious illness living in...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Robyn I. Stone, Susan A. Chapman, and Natasha Bryant
Date: Aug 2019

Envisioning an Ideal Health Workforce Data System for California

Seven million Californians, the majority of them Latino, African American, and Native American, live in areas experiencing shortfalls of primary care, dental care, or mental health care providers....

Author(s): Janet M. Coffman and Joanne Spetz
Date: July 23, 2019

CIN Connections, Summer 2019: Leadership for Continuous Change and Improvement

With rising costs, increasing burnout, and a rapidly changing environment, health care leaders may feel like they’re facing an uphill battle. This issue of CIN Connections features tips, advice, and...

Date: July 18, 2019

Practice Patterns of Postgraduate Dental Residency Completers From Select Long-Term HRSA-Funded Primary Dental Care Training Programs

The purpose of this study is to examine practice patterns of graduates of primary care dental postgraduate (PGD) training programs with a longstanding history of Health Resources and Services...

Author(s): Ginachukwu Amah, Matthew Jura and Elizabeth Mertz
Date: July 15, 2019

Geriatrician Roles and the Value of Geriatrics in an Evolving Healthcare System

There are insufficient numbers of practicing geriatricians to meet current demand for their services, and the shortage is projected to worsen in the coming decades as the number of older Americans...

Author(s): Timothy Bates,  Aubri Kottek and Joanne Spetz
Date: July 8, 2019

Home Health Aides and Personal Care Assistants: Scope of Practice Regulations and Their Impact on Care

By 2030, California’s senior population will double to 9 million, but the state faces an estimated shortage of 200,000 home health and home care aides. To exacerbate the problem, California’s home...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz
Date: June 27, 2019

Adaptation of the Missed Nursing Care (MISSCARE) Survey to the Maternity Care Setting

Missed nursing care is an important measure of nursing care quality that is sensitive to nurse staffing and is associated with patient outcomes in medical–surgical and pediatric inpatient settings....

Author(s): Kathleen Rice Simpson, Audrey Lyndon, Joanne Spetz, Caryl L. Gay, and Gay L. Landstorm. 
Date: June 10, 2019

Expansion of Dental Care for Low‐Income Children Through a Mobile Services Program

Although access to dental care has improved over time, many children still face difficulty in obtaining services. One strategy to increase access is through mobile dental services, often in...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Nadereh Pourat, Xiao Chen, Christopher Lee, Ana Martinez, Kong Xin, and Dana Hughes
Date: May 29, 2019

Introduction to Special Issue: The Workforce for Seriously Ill Older Adults in the Community

In May 2018, 40 leaders and scholars from universities, delivery organizations, professional associations, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private insurance companies convened in Napa,...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil
Date: May 10, 2019