Progress Since the California Future Health Workforce Commission
Progress Since the California Future Health Workforce Commission: State Policy and Budget Actions on Priority Recommendations provides an overview of how California has acted on Commission recommendations to grow and diversity its health workforce.
Training Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners
Behavioral Health, Workforce
With California facing a growing shortage of mental health professionals, a new online certificate program will prepare 300 psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners by 2025. Three schools of nursing within the University of California system (UCSF, UCLA, and UC Davis) launched the program in January 2021.
Transition to Practice for California’s Nurse Practitioners: Lessons from Other States
Susanne J. Phillips
This brief seeks to support the regulatory process in California by shedding light on how transition to practice (TTP) has played out around the country for nurse practitioners (NPs), sharing the existing evidence on how full practice authority and TTP periods for NPs affect patients’ access to care and outcomes.
Aligning Nurse Practitioner Statutes in California
Garrett K. Chan, Karen G. Duderstadt, Catherine Dower
AB 890, passed in 2020, authorizes California nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice at the top of their competence without physician supervision and with a defined scope of practice. This report outlines the California codes that may need to be updated and harmonized with AB 890 to full realize this additional capacity of NPs.
2021 Edition — California’s Nurses
Timothy Bates, Amber R. Rose
Nursing is the single largest health profession in the state. These quick reference guides look at supply, demographics, education, distribution, and pay for registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses.
COVID-19 Tracking Poll, February 2021: Views from California Health Care Providers on the Front Lines
Goodwin Simon Strategic Research
This poll provides detailed insights on health care providers' views of a COVID-19 vaccine, including their rates of vaccination to date. Also included are providers' responses about mental health and morale, and the availability of personal protective equipment.
Funding for Training of California’s Non-Physician Workforce
Health Management Associates
What financial support is available to California residents engaged in training to become physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs)? Through a literature review and key informant interviews, researchers sought to understand what data are collected and where there are gaps and to make recommendations about future funding for PA and NP training.
CHCF’s Response to the COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis in California
July 16, 2020
Catherine Teare, Katherine Haynes
Behavioral Health, Medi-Cal, Telehealth
CHCF remains dedicated to partnering with mental health and substance use disorder providers and leaders to advance behavioral health care in the face of the pandemic.
California Mobilizes for a Health Care Surge
March 30, 2020
Xenia Shih Bion
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal, Serious Illness & End-of-Life Care, Telehealth, Workforce
Stories That Caught Our Attention: California is adopting policies related to health care coverage, workforce, telehealth, and palliative care to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic.