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  • September 02, 2021 Report Calls upon Employers and Policymakers to Develop Career Paths for New Graduates and Engage Late-Career RNs to Retain State’s Nursing Talent California will face a significant shortfall of registered nurses over the next five years due to long-term trends that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, according to a new report by the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care.
  • September 02, 2021 EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE 5 a.m. PT / 8 a.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 Media Contact: Laura Kurtzman (415) [email protected] | @UCSF California Faces Short-Term Nursing Shortage from COVID-19 Retirements Report Calls upon Employers and Policymakers to Develop Career Paths for New Graduates and Engage Late-Career RNs to Retain State’s Nursing Talent  
  • September 23, 2020 The delivery of medical care services in US nursing homes (NH) is dependent on a workforce comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners (NP), and physician assistants (PA). Each of these disciplines operate under a unique regulatory framework while adhering to common standards of care. NH provider characteristics and their roles in NH care can illuminate potential links to clinical outcomes and overall quality of care with important policy and cost implications.
  • July 23, 2020 Our faculty and staff were asked to support California’s workforce planning for anticipated surges in hospital care due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • July 23, 2020 In the US, nursing home residents and staff have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A study, Nursing Staffing and Coronavirus Infections in California Nursing Homes, by Charlene Harrington, Susan Chapman, and Elizabeth Halifax from the School of Nursing and other colleagues compared nursing homes in California with and without COVID positive residents.
  • July 23, 2020 All seven of the Health Workforce Research Center directors from across the U.S., including our director, Joanne Spetz collaborated with Peter Buerhaus, director of the Montana State University Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies to write a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine on policies and strategies to ensure
  • July 23, 2020 HWRC faculty member Ulrike Muench and HWRC colleagues Joanne Spetz and Matthew Jura analyzed the American Time Use Survey to learn how workers in long-term care spend their time compared with workers in other health care workers.
  • July 20, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic and national spotlight on racial inequities have increased the urgency of our work at the UCSF HWRC. Members of our team are supporting state and federal policymakers in their COVID-19 response and are embarking on a new set of rapid studies to provide further guidance. In addition, our research continues to focus on the workforce that cares for people who need long-term care services and supports. This workforce of essential workers faced substantial challenges before the pandemic, and their economic and health vulnerability is even more apparent today.
  • July 20, 2020 The UCSF HWRC has released a new report, discussing pressing workforce issues with policy leaders, and sharing our research to support a health care workforce that is prepared to meet the growing long-term care needs of the aging U.S. population.
  • July 20, 2020 UCSF Health Workforce Research Center authors Tim Bates, MPH, and Susan Chapman, PhD, RN have published their report: Supporting the Adult Protective Services Workforce. APS investigations entail a complex scope of work that requires assessment of social, behavioral, and medical issues, as well as legal issues having to do with self-determination and possible criminality.

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