• November 01, 2021 American Society on Aging (ASA) Generations article: Recruiting COVID-displaced Workers to Build the Direct Care Workforce discusses the findings from the recent study conducted by PHI and UCSF HWRC-LTC, "Workforce Displacement and Re-Employment During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Direct Care Workforce Recruitment and Retention."
  • October 12, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2021 CONTACT: Robert Espinoza PHI Vice President of Policy Phone: 718-928-2085 Email: [email protected]   Study Finds Few COVID-Displaced Workers Re-Employed in Direct Care A new report finds that few workers displaced by COVID-19 from occupations with similar skills as required in direct care jobs filled job openings in direct care.
  • September 08, 2021 Laura Wagner joined the “Worldwide Elements To Harmonize Research In long-term care liVing Environments” (WETHRIVE) consortium based at Duke University. This initiative aims to develop a common data infrastructure for international use across the domains of organizational context, workforce and staffing, person-centered care, and care outcomes, as these are critical to LTC quality, experiences, and outcomes.
  • September 08, 2021 Laura Wagner is a principal investigator on a new 18-month grant from the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation to help UCSF Street Nursing improve care transitions by partnering with the UCSF Emergency Department Navigation Team’s ED Information Exchange (EDIE) program.
  • September 08, 2021 When hospitals and healthcare facilities did not have sufficient capacity to provide care during COVID-19 case surges, state and local government agencies created alternate care sites (ACS) out of stadiums, hotels, and dormitories. Learn the details about how these were developed during the pandemic to relieve overcrowding and how the workforce was organized and trained to practice within these novel settings.
  • September 08, 2021 Updates to the California Healthcare Almanac: Nurses, Physicians, and Other Workforce Professions In March, the California Health Care Foundation released updates to a mainstay of workforce research on key professions, which were developed by HWRC, IHPS, and Healthforce Center staff and faculty:
  • September 08, 2021 California’s Proposition 209 prohibits the use of affirmative action – the practice of considering an individuals’ race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin – in public education, employment, and contracting. While there has some been some recovery of losses in Latinx and Black/African American matriculants to higher education – including health professions education – over the last 30 years, progress has been limited.
  • September 08, 2021 The National Institute on Aging’s 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers aimed to identify gaps and opportunities for care improvement.
  • September 08, 2021 Congress mandated electronic visit verification (EVV) for Medicaid-funded personal care services and home health care services in the 21st Century CURES Act of 2016 as a response to reported fraud, waste, and abuse in the system. As states rolled out EVV, disability advocacy and rights groups, worker unions, and people with disabilities who use personal care services expressed concern that EVV could disrupt daily routines and worker-consumer communications and reduce workers’ available time to provide needed care.
  • September 08, 2021 Over 8 million people in the US have a self-care disability and need assistance to live and participate in their communities. Of those, nearly 20% (>1.5 million) live in rural areas. This study assessed county-level personal care assistance (PCA) worker-to-need ratios across each of the states to assess the match between supply of PCAs in rural states and communities where PCA help is most needed.