The UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care (UCSF HWRC), a dynamic hub of policy-oriented research, has received a five-year renewal from the US Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA). Established in 2013, this marks our third multi-year cooperative agreements with the US National Center for Health Workforce Analysis in the US Bureau of Health Workforce at HRSA.
The UCSF HWRC’s faculty and staff seeks to support the health care workforce in meeting the growing long-term care needs of aging Americans and people with disabilities, both at home and in the community. The UCSF HWRC closely examines the health care workforce and helps shape policies to meet expanding LTC needs.
These six new research projects were selected this year:
- Trends in Contract Nursing Assistant Staffing and Quality of Care
- Palliative Care Staffing and Services in Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals
- Characteristics of Clinician Providers in Nursing Facilities and the Home
- Effect of Self-Directed Programs on Direct Care Worker Wages
- Building Primary Care Capacity in Dementia Care Using Project ECHO
- The Tribal Home Care Workforce Providing Culturally Informed Care