Enabling Dental Therapy Practice to Improve Access to Oral Health Services

Dental therapy is a workforce innovation that appears to improve access to and equity in dental service delivery in the US. This webinar discussed the origins and evolution of this workforce model, the process of authorizing and implementing dental therapy training and practice in states, and the impacts on patients and providers in Minnesota where…

Trends in Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse Education and Licensure

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), referred to as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in some states, are the second-largest health care occupation that requires postsecondary education. More LPNs work in long-term care (LTC) than in any other sector. Demand for LPNs among long-term care providers is expected to increase substantially over the next several decades. Thus, there…

Mobile Integrated Health Care – Community Paramedicine: A Resource for Community-Dwelling People at Risk for Needing Long-Term Care

Mobile integrated healthcare-community paramedicine (MIH-CP) is a new model of care that allows for a broader range of services in the community than more traditional emergency responses that often involve transporting patients to emergency departments. There is growing but limited evidence that suggests MIH-CP has potential to improve outcomes for patients needing long-term care (LTC)….

Racial/Ethnic Diversity in the Long-Term Care Workforce

As the aging population increases, the demand for long-term care (LTC) is also expected to increase substantially. The patients in need of LTC are also expected to become more racially diverse over time. As patients tend to prefer care providers who share their cultural and racial background, it will be increasingly important to understand the…

Utilization of Community Paramedics to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the US, some health systems and emergency medical services agencies are leveraging the versatility and experience of community paramedics to meet needs for COVID-19 testing, care, and vaccination. This report describes models of community paramedic practice that have been utilized in the US during the pandemic and discusses changes in law and regulation that…

UCSF Test Dec. 22

This is Trish’s test for footer links on 12/22/23. A key goal of health reform in the US is to improve population health through expanded access to health insurance. Demand for high-quality, cost-effective, basic health services is anticipated to grow, particularly for underserved populations. However, there is also growing concern about the impact of health…

Utilization of Community Paramedics to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the US, some health systems and emergency medical services agencies are leveraging the versatility and experience of community paramedics to meet needs for COVID-19 testing, care, and vaccination. This report describes models of community paramedic practice that have been utilized in the US during the pandemic and discusses changes in law and regulation that…

Enabling Dental Therapy Practice to Improve Access to Oral Health Services

Dental therapy is a workforce innovation that appears to improve access to and equity in dental service delivery in the US. This webinar discussed the origins and evolution of this workforce model, the process of authorizing and implementing dental therapy training and practice in states, and the impacts on patients and providers in Minnesota where…

Racial/Ethnic Diversity in the Long-Term Care Workforce

As the aging population increases, the demand for long-term care (LTC) is also expected to increase substantially. The patients in need of LTC are also expected to become more racially diverse over time. As patients tend to prefer care providers who share their cultural and racial background, it will be increasingly important to understand the…

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