UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care Announces - The Peer Provider Workforce in Behavioral Health: A Landscape Analysis
November 09, 2015
Peer providers provide direct support to those in mental health (MH) or substance use disorder (SUD) recovery. The key distinction between peer providers and traditional providers is the ability to draw from lived experience and experiential knowledge. Peer providers have traditionally worked as volunteers, but changes in treatment modalities and recognition of the importance of long-term recovery support have led to a professionalization of the role, including formalized training and certification, and the potential for paid employment.
UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care Announces: Trends in Licensed Vocational Practical/Licensed Vocational Nurse Education and Licensure Examinations, 1998 to 2013
September 23, 2015
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), called licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in Texas and California, are the second-largest healthcare occupation requiring postsecondary education. Due to the aging of the US population, demand for LPNs is projected to rise over the coming decade, especially among long-term care providers. The United States’ ability to meet that demand depends in large part on LPN education programs.
UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care Announces: California’s Medicaid Personal Care Assistants: Characteristics and Turnover among Family and Non-Family Caregivers
July 16, 2015
The US is facing a major shortage of workers in long-term care, including those who provide assistance with activities such as eating, bathing, getting dressed. Personal care assistance can enable older adults and individuals with disabilities to remain in their homes and community settings. A number of factors, including long hours and low wages, contribute to the overall shortage as well as high rates of turnover among personal care workers.
ANNOUNCING OUR THIRD REPORT!
July 06, 2015
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), called licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in Texas and California, are the second-largest health care occupation requiring postsecondary education. More LPNs work in long-term care than in any other sector, and demand for these workers in the long-term care sector is expected to rise over the next several decades.
June 2015 issue of Health Affairs: Future Demand For Long-Term Care Workers Will Be Influenced By Demographic And Utilization Changes
June 08, 2015
A study by UC San Francisco researchers led by Joanne Spetz, PhD, professor at the UCSF Phillip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and associate director for research strategy at the UCSF Center for the Health Professions and the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center predicts that at least two and a half million more workers will be needed to provide long-term care to older people in the United States between now and 2030.
UCSF STUDY PROJECTS NEED FOR 2.5 MILLION MORE LONG-TERM CARE WORKERS BY 2030
June 08, 2015
UC SAN FRANCISCOJennifer O’Brien Executive Director/NewsSource: Karin Rush-Monroe (415) 502-6397 (NEWS)E-mail: [email protected]Web: www.ucsf.eduEMBARGOED FOR RELEASEMonday, June 8, 2015, 4:00 PM (EDT)TO COINCIDE WITH PUBLICATION IN Health AffairsUCSF STUDY PROJECTS NEED FOR 2.5 MILLION MORE
LPN Poster Presented at the 11th Annual AAMC Health Workforce Research Conference
May 04, 2015
Check out the poster here.
Long-Term Care Industry Growing, But Workforce Departures Outpacing New Hires
January 20, 2015
UC SAN FRANCISCOJennifer O’Brien, Assistant Vice Chancellor/Public AffairsSource: Scott Maier (415) 502-6397 (NEWS)E-mail: [email protected]Web: www.ucsf.eduTwitter: @samaier
Our Second Report is Released!
January 19, 2015
Project: Job Mobility in Long-term Care
Although the long-term care (LTC) industry expects substantial growth in employment opportunities to meet the growing health care demands of aging Baby Boomers, the rate of exit from long-term care jobs is outpacing the rate of entry. This is a major finding of our report examining the demographics, socioeconomic status, and job mobility of workers by LTC sector and occupation.
Report: Certified Nursing Assistant Programs in CA - A Survey of Community Colleges
December 22, 2014
Angela Marks, MSEd, and Susan Chapman, PhD, RN, FAAN of the UCSF Center for Health Professions have just released their report, Certified Nursing Assistant Programs in California: A Survey of Community Colleges.