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Emerging Roles and Occupations in the Health Workforce

Date: 20180801Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Allied Health, Career Pathways

This study identifies how five domains of emerging roles in healthcare have been incorporated into the job titles and descriptions of healthcare occupations by using Real Time Labor Market Information from LinkUp, a job search engine company.

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Community-Based Palliative Care Leader Perspectives on Staffing, Recruitment, and Training

Date: 20180401Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Staffing, Training

This qualitative descriptive study assesses perspectives of US community-based palliative care program leaders on staffing, recruitment, and training.

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Dementia Care Specialist Workforce in California: Role, Practice, Training, and Demand 

Date: 20180201Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Behavioral Health, Long-Term Care

This study characterizes the roles, practice, training and current demand for dementia care specialists.

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Trends in the Provision of Oral Health Services by Federally Qualified Health Centers

Date: 20180101Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Medicaid

This report summarizes trends in the direct provision of oral health services by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) over recent years and factors that predict the likelihood of an FQHC providing direct general and/or specialty oral health services.

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The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Community Health Center Staffing

Date: 20170901Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Medicaid

The primary objective of this study was to examine the effects of state Medicaid expansion on community health center staffing.

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DocFlows: A Web-Based, Interactive App to Explore the Interstate Migration of Residents-in-Training and Practicing Physicians

Date: 20170801Research Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Training

This report examined the DocFlows web app developed by the Carolina Health Workforce, which allows users to query, download, and share maps/graphs of interstate moves by residents and actively practicing physicians in 35 specialities.

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The Evolving Pipeline of Hispanic Dentists in the United States

Date: 20170801Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Diversity

This study examines the trends in Hispanic/Latino (H/L) dentists’ education and pathways to practice; analyzes practice patterns of H/L dentists by pathway; and describes the licensure and educational environment for foreign-trained dentists (FTDs), with a focus on opportunities to enhance workforce diversity and improve access to care for both underserved and H/L populations.

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Trends in the Development of the Dental Service Organization Model: Implications for the Oral Health Workforce and Access to Services

Date: 20170801Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health

In this report, the researchers identify and analyze data describing dental support organizations (DSOs), including interviews with DSOs to understand the qualitative aspects and benefits of management alliances.

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Assessment of Mobile and Portable Dentistry Programs to Improve Population Oral Health

Date: 20170801Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health

This study describes the various structural configurations of portable and mobile oral health service delivery programs and details regulatory variation by state for mobile and portable dentistry programs. The authors also discuss the various populations targeted for services by these programs and examine, where possible, the outcomes of early and ongoing preventive interventions through portable dentistry in underserved communities.

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Clinical Support Personnel in US Hospitals: Job Trends, 2010-2014

Date: 20170721Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Training

The purpose of this analysis is to better understand how hospitals are using Clinical Support Personnel (CSP), and to explore changes that may have occurred since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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