• July 20, 2020 As 2019 nears its end, the HWRC-LTC is excited about the projects we have underway as well as the impact of our research. We’ve been on the road, writing reports, and discussing pressing workforce issues with policy leaders and journalists to support national and local efforts to ensure that our health care workforce is prepared to meet the growing long-term care needs of the aging U.S. population.
  • September 12, 2019 With a new cohort of students, new research studies, and a busy fall season underway, the HWRC LTC Center is working hard to address looming workforce shortages and the changing care needs of an aging population. Whether we’re looking at opioid prescribing patterns, changing roles for geriatricians, or ways to leverage emerging technologies, we continue to explore the question: Is our health care workforce prepared to meet the growing long-term care needs of the aging U.S. population?
  • August 01, 2019 UCSF HWRC authors Susan Chapman, RN, PhD, Jacqueline Miller, BA, Joanne Spetz, PhD have published their report: The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Long-Term Care & the Health Workforce. This report addresses how technological advances will affect the size, skills, and training needs of the workforce required to care for aging Americans and assesses whether/how these technologies may facilitate; replace; or enhance recruitment, training, and retention of the LTC workforce.
  • March 13, 2019 The UCSF HWRC team is busy with its Year 6 projects, related new and old studies, and many other activities. We are now preparing to release new reports and gearing up for “conference season”! We appreciate your feedback and hope to hear your ideas.
  • June 20, 2018 Michelle Ko and others from the UCSF HWRC published “Nursing Home Implementation of Health Information Technology: Review of the Literature Finds Inadequate Investment in Preparation, Infrastructure, and Training” in Inquiry. This paper is based on the HWRC report released in 2016, Health Information Technology Implementation: Implications for the Nursing Home Workforce.
  • May 21, 2018 The US mental health system faces considerable challenges in delivering behavioral healthcare to populations in need. In a special supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts focus on the key issue of behavioral health human resources for which substantial investment is needed to effect change.
  • April 18, 2018 UCSF Health Workforce Research Center authors Timothy Bates, MMP, Ginachukwu Amah, BA BS, and Janet Coffman, PhD MA MMP have published their report: Racial/Ethnic Diversity in the Long-Term Care Workforce. As the need for long-term care (LTC) services doubles over the next 3 decades, a highly diverse LTC workforce will care for an increasingly racially/ethnically diverse client population.
  • December 20, 2017 UCSF HWRC authors Aubri Kottek, MPH, Timothy Bates, MPH, and Joanne Spetz, PhD have published their report: The Roles and Value of Geriatricians in Healthcare Teams: A Landscape Analysis. While it is difficult to know the true number of practicing geriatricians, the supply has been negatively
  • December 20, 2017 UCSF HWRC authors Kristine A. Himmerick, PhD, PA-C, Jacqueline Miller, BA, Christopher Toretsky, MPH, Matthew Jura, MSPH, and Joanne Spetz, PhD have published their report Employer Demand for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to care for Older People and People with Disabilities.
  • December 06, 2017 Michelle Ko, who collaborated with the UCSF HWRC while she was a post-doctoral fellow at UCSF, has joined UC-Davis as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Ko continues to work closely with the UCSF team and will strengthen our relationships across the UC system. Congratulations to Michelle on her new position!