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Lack of Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Addiction Physicians

Compared to white individuals, Black, Indigenous, and Latinx individuals have decreased access to addiction care, lower rates of addiction treatment, and higher rates of incarceration, non-fatal...

Author(s): Maria Garcia, Janet Coffman, Ayana Jordan, and Marlene Martin
Date: January 31, 2022

CIN Connections, Winter 2022 — Centering Equity in Health Care Improvement

The California Improvement Network (CIN) is a community of health care professionals committed to identifying and spreading ideas for better primary care delivery. This issue of CIN Connections...

Date: January 11, 2022

Spanish-Speaking Mexican-American Parents’ Experiences While Navigating the Dental Care System for Their Children

The purpose of this study is to describe Mexican-American parents' experiences navigating the dental care system for their children. The study used qualitative interviews to collect data.

Author(s): Andrea Lopez, Kristin Hoeft, Claudia Guerra, Judith Barker, Lisa Chung, and Nancy Burke
Date: Jan 2022

Lower Wages of Nurses in Long-Term Care: Does Racial and Ethnic Diversity Explain the Difference?

Registered nurses (RNs) are a key component of the long-term care (LTC) workforce and prior research demonstrates their importance to ensuring patient safety in LTC settings. RNs who work in LTC...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz, Laura Wagner, and Timothy Bates
Date: December 17, 2021

It’s Not Just the Right Thing...It’s a Survival Tactic: Disentangling Leaders’ Motivations and Worries on Social Care

Health care organizations face growing pressure to improve their patients’ social conditions, such as housing, food, and economic insecurity. Little is known about the motivations and concerns of...

Author(s): Taressa Fraze, Laura Beidler, and Lucy Savitz
Date: December 14, 2021

Impact of a Well-being Promotion (WelPro) Training Program on APPE Conference Leaders

The objective of this pilot study is to evaluate the attitudes and self-efficacy of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Conference Leaders (CLs) after completing the Well-being Promotion (...

Author(s): Tram Cat, Jiangyan Du, Catherine Chen, Shareen El-Ibiary, and Kelly Lee
Date: December 10, 2021

Innovation Landscape — Solving Shortages: How Technology Can Help Meet California’s Immediate Health Workforce Needs

The health care safety-net system, a patchwork of programs and providers that serve Californians with low incomes, faces unique challenges in recruiting and maintaining its clinical staff due to...

Author(s): Joanne Spetz and Amy Quan
Date: November 23, 2021

Resource Brokering: Efforts to Assist Patients With Housing, Transportation, and Economic Needs in Primary Care Settings

Clinicians and policy makers are exploring the role of primary care in improving patients’ social conditions, yet little research examines strategies used in clinical settings to assist patients with...

Author(s): Taressa Fraze, Laura Beidler, Caroline Fichtenberg, Amanda Brewster and Laura Gottlieb
Date: Nov 2021

The Association of Race, Ethnicity, and Wages Among Registered Nurses in Long Term Care

This study seeks to measure wage differences between registered nurses (RNs) working in long-term care (LTC) (eg, nursing homes, home health) and non-LTC settings (eg, hospitals, ambulatory care) and...

Author(s): Laura Wagner, Timothy Bates, and Joanne Spetz
Source: Medical Care
Date: October 1, 2021

Managing the Tension Between Caring and Charting: Labor and Delivery Nurses' Experiences of the Electronic Health Record

Over a decade following the nationwide push to implement electronic health records (EHRs), the focus has shifted to addressing the cognitive burden associated with their use. Labor and delivery...

Author(s): Kirsten Wisner, Catherine Chesla, Joanne Spetz, and Audrey Lyndon
Date: Oct 2021