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The California Board of Registered Nursing conducted a webinar led by Joanne Spetz, PhD which details the job market outlook for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in California. Watch video: http://youtu.be/E7Ur2ymcQcI
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The ACA has the potential to improve access to sensitive services by increasing the number of young people with insurance coverage, however, concerns over confidentiality protections are a major barrier for young people who wish to access preventive health care.
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Charles Liu, Tanja Srebotnjak and Renee Y. Hsia. Between 1996-2009 emergency department (ED) visits in the U.S. increased by 51% while the number of EDs nationwide decreased by 6%. Records indicated 5% higher odds of inpatient mortality from hospitals located near closed facilities.
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As the November elections loom, the Affordable Care Act remains controversial. Paul E. Terry, PhD, Dana Hughes, DrPh, and other experts say it’s time to start taking the next steps — toward a society whose policies truly help people keep their health.
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New Interactive dashboard features data from the Survey of Nurse Employers in California, Fall 2013. The report can be found here:http://rnworkforce.ucsf.edu/CaliforniaEmployerReport Access the dashboard here: http://rnworkforce.ucsf.edu/demand-rn-workforce
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TRANSPERS has received a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to develop a registry of public and payer coverage policies to systematically track who is paying or will be paying for new genetic tests - and the factors that determine coverage.
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The California Board of Registered Nursing released a survey, conducted by UCSF. The survey reveals that more than 36% of California’s RNs have completed at least one post-licensure degree, most often a bachelor’s or master’s degree, with 13% of RNs interested in becoming nurse practitioners.
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San Francisco implemented Healthy San Francisco in 2006 before the ACA law was passed. Based on experience with health reform in San Francisco, health policy experts talk about how they would improve Obamacare’s implementation. Commentary by: KEN JACOBS, JANET M. COFFMAN, and DEENA LAHN 
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David Mechanic
 "More People Than Ever Before Are Receiving Behavioral Health Care In The United States, But Gaps And Challenges Remain" Health Affairs, 33, no.8 (2014):1416-1424
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Janet Coffman, et al. at PRL-IHPS, UCSF, published findings from surveys regarding California physicians’ participation in Medi-Cal, and found that the current supply of primary care physicians participating in Medi-Cal may not be adequate to ensure that enrollees have timely access to primary care.