Direct Care Workers in the United States: Key Facts
Direct Care Workers in the United States: Key Facts provides a new annual snapshot on the direct care workforce, including its demographics, occupational roles, job quality challenges, and projected job openings.
A Generation of American Men Give Up on College: ‘I Just Feel Lost’
The number of men enrolled at two- and four-year colleges has fallen behind women by record levels, in a widening education gap across the U.S.
Nurse Shortages In California Reaching Crisis Point
In the past month, four emergency room nurses — exhausted by the onslaught of patients and emotional turmoil wrought by COVID-19 — have quit at the Eureka hospital where Matt Miele works.
Why Representation Matters in Nursing and Healthcare
Why do representation and diversity matter in nursing? Although a very complex topic, the answer is simple. Representation and diversity in nursing improve healthcare outcomes.
Nursing in 2021: Retaining the healthcare workforce when we need it most
Twenty-two percent: That’s how many nurses indicated in a recent McKinsey survey that they may leave their current position providing direct patient care within the next year. At a time when nurses are most needed, a significant strain in the workforce exists due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Health systems and other employers of nurses recognize this challenge and are actively designing and deploying new strategies.
Anxiety depression persist for some despite waning pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on Americans’ mental health. Illness and death, risk of contracting the virus, isolation, financial difficulties, and uncertainty all contributed to increased reports of symptoms associated with generalized anxiety and major depression. As the pandemic began to wane and the second major stimulus was enacted in March, many Americans’ mental health steadily improved.
California Postsecondary to Prosperity Dashboard
Our state’s strength lies in the diversity of its people, communities, and regions. The California Postsecondary to Prosperity Dashboard braids together multiple data sources to provide a single portal with high-quality information on the state of opportunity in higher education, employment, and quality of life across California’s diverse regions
Washington Post/KFF Survey: Fully 29 Percent of Healthcare Workers Might Leave the Field
A survey conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation has found that 29 percent of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers have considered leaving healthcare because of COVID-related burnout
Feeling good: The future of the $1.5 trillion wellness market
Our new survey shows that a rise in consumer interest and purchasing power presents opportunities across markets, especially as consumer spending rebounds.
20 YEARS of Changing Policies That Change Lives
Jobs that require skills training are the backbone of our economy. National Skills Coalition fights for a national commitment to inclusive, high-quality skills training so that more people have access to a better life, and more local businesses see sustained growth.
Medical Care at Home Comes of Age
Over the last 30 years, a variety of home-based medical care models have been developed to address gaps in health care delivery, especially for people with multiple chronic conditions and functional impairments. These models are becoming increasingly important as patients seek care that is person-centered and meets their complex needs. This is especially true in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which has drawn into sharp focus the need for care models that go beyond the traditional “bricks and mortar” of physician offices and hospitals.
NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) published the results of the largest, most comprehensive study to
date concerning the use of simulation as a substitute for traditional clinical experience. Results of the study, which were published in 2014, demonstrated that high-quality simulation experiences could be substituted for up to 50% of traditional clinical
hours across the prelicensure nursing curriculum.
Barriers and recommendations to facilitating earn and learn training programs in allied health professions
In 2016, Assembly Member Freddy Rodriguez authored AB 2105 (Chapter 410), which the Legislature passed and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed. AB 2105 required DCA to carry out a stakeholder process to update policies and remove barriers to facilitate the development of earn and learn training programs, which include apprenticeships in the allied health professions. Read More
Talent Finance: Creating a movement for more equity in financing workforce talent
The national jobs crisis—triggered by a global pandemic—has exposed hard truths about the workforce and inequities in opportunity for individuals to develop the knowledge and skills needed to remain competitive. Read More
32 examples of AI in healthcare that will make you feel better about the future
Artificial intelligence simplifies the lives of patients, doctors and hospital administrators by performing tasks that are typically done by humans, but in less time and at a fraction of the cost. Read More.
Brain Waste among U.S. Immigrants with Health Degrees: A Multi-State Profile
The coronavirus pandemic that swept into communities across the United States beginning in Spring 2020 has placed enormous strain on health-care systems and highlighted the work of both U.S.- and foreign-born health professionals. Read More.
The nation is diversifying even faster than predicted, according to new census data
The U.S. Census Bureau has just released its last batch of race-ethnic population estimates in advance of the 2020 census, with data indicating that the national headcount will reveal a more diverse nation than was previously expected. Read More
UCLA Researchers: Telehealth Changes Needed to Serve Vulnerable Populations
Report suggest expanding telehealth services in specialty care and ensuring coverage and access to medical interpreters. Read More
Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?
Telehealth has helped expand access to care at a time when the pandemic has severely restricted patients’ ability to see their doctors. Actions taken by healthcare leaders today will determine if the full potential of telehealth is realized after the crisis has passed. Read More.
Legal and Operational Guide for Free Medical Clinics
The Free or Charitable Medical Clinic continues to serve as an important safety net for millions of under- and uninsured individuals throughout the country. Such clinics are often staffed by volunteer physicians, nurses, and other health care providers who provide primary health care services to those who have limited or no access to health care providers or prescription care, and to indigent populations, including the homeless, undocumented persons, Medicaid recipients. Some clinics are even equipped to provide additional health services, such as basic dental, vision, and behavioral health care services. Read More
Investing in All Workers: California Employer Perspectives on Hiring, Retaining, and Advancing Entry-Level Workers
The James Irvine Foundation envisions a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. We believe that the success of our state is tied to the opportunities for workers, all workers, and too many are struggling to support their family and make ends meet. Read More
To emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, companies should start reskilling their workforces now
Imagine a crisis that forces your company’s employees to change the way they work almost overnight. Despite initial fears that the pressure would be too great, you discover that this new way of working could be a blueprint for the long term. That’s what leaders of many companies around the globe are finding as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Read More
The job description for a COVID-19 community health worker – and how this could fight US unemployment
There are more than 780,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide as of March 31. Continued sharp increases in infections may overwhelm health systems in any country, but especially places that are facing shortages of nurses, doctors, and other frontline health providers. Read More
California’s Current and Future Behavioral Health Workforce
In California, access to insurance coverage for behavioral health services has improved substantially over the past two decades, which has helped Californians who need behavioral health services pay for their care. Read More
Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Clinician Training Practice
The explosion of artificial intelligence has significantly altered the training providers need to integrate the technology into clinical practice. Read More
We’re Getting Old, but We’re Not Doing Anything About It
This New York Times article reports that like climate change, the aging of America demands a serious rethinking of the way we live. The population of the prime caregiving age group, from 45 to 64, is expected to increase by only 1 percent before 2030, while the population over 80 will increase by 79 percent. Read More
How Text Messages From Kaiser Put 11,000-Plus Californians on the Road to Food, Better Health
The Sacramento Bee reports how Kaiser Permanente used text messaging to sign up more than 11,000 of its neediest California members for CalFresh, a government program that will give them up to $200 a month for groceries. Read More
Diversity in California’s Health Education and Workforce Pipeline
An update on diversity in California’s health education and workforce pipeline. Read More