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Emerging Models and Innovations

In an ever-changing health care landscape, collaboration and the introduction of new strategies and methods of providing services is an area of keen interest. New models and innovative techniques work to reduce access barriers to care and redefine what is possible in the health care field.

Authors: Margaret Langelier | Simona Surdu | Ellen O'Malley

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Oral Health

June 14, 2022
This report describes the results from 2 surveys on the dental therapy workforce at Apple Tree Dental’s centers and programs: 1) clinician and administration satisfaction and 2) patient satisfaction with their clinical providers, making comparisons across provider type.
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Authors: Timothy Bates | Susan Chapman | Maria Gaiser | Jessica Buche

Topics: Behavioral Health, Emerging Models and Innovations

June 10, 2022
This report discusses a study that analyzes peer provider staffing data and the financial implications for organizations that use a peer services model to provide care. This study was conducted jointly by the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care and the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (BHWRC) at the University of Michigan.
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Authors: Andrew Jopson | Allison Cummings | Bianca Frogner | Susan Skillman

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations

June 2, 2022
This article discusses a qualitative study that examined perspectives of 14 employers using registered MA apprenticeships in 8 states.
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Authors: Janet Coffman | Lisel Blash

Topics: COVID-19, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing

March 17, 2022
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 would facilitate more widespread adoption of these models.
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Authors: Marieke van Eijk | Grace Guenther | Paula Kett | Andrew Jopson | Bianca Frogner | Susan Skillman

Topics: Diversity, Emerging Models and Innovations, Health Workforce Models and Projections

February 23, 2022
This article examines various approaches to train, recruit, and employ doulas, as well as what system-level changes are needed to address health inequities in underserved communities and expand access to birth doula services.
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