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The Health Workforce Delivering Evidence-Based Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Date: 02/20/2020Authors: Samantha Pollack, Susan Skillman, Bianca FrognerResearch Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Health Reform, Demand

This study compares 10 different health care occupations and certified practitioners in providing non-pharmacological pain management treatments to patients with chronic pain.

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State Incentive Programs that Encourage Allied Health Professionals to Provide Care for Rural and Underserved Populations

Date: 12/17/2019Authors: Malaika Schwartz, Davis Patterson, Rachelle McCartyResearch Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Staffing, Allied Health

This study describes allied health incentive programs at the state level as described during 30 semi-structured phone interviews with key informants from 27 states and information found online.

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Characteristics of Physician Assistant Students Planning to Work in Primary Care

Date: 11/19/2019Authors: Eric Larson, Bianca FrognerResearch Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Staffing, Personnel, Primary Care

The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of matriculating PA students planning to enter primary care specialties and compare them with students planning on entering other specialties.

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Use of Apprenticeship to Meet Demand for Medical Assistants in the US

Date: 11/13/2019Authors: Andrew Jopson, Susan Skillman, Bianca FrognerResearch Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Staffing, Personnel, Career Pathways

This study identifies different apprenticeship models including alternative ways program administration, didactic instruction and clinical skills training are provided, and broadens information about healthcare apprenticeships’ value to employers.

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Emerging Roles and Occupations in the Health Workforce

Date: 08/01/2018Research 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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The Value of Real Time Labor Market Information for Monitoring Health Workforce Demand: A Case Study Examining Employer Demand for Health Information Technology Skills

Date: 02/01/2017Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Allied Health, Demand

The goal of this study was to understand the value and limitations of Real-Time Labor Market Information (RT-LMI) for monitoring health workforce demand, including allied health professions.

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Immigrants in Healthcare Occupations

Date: 01/01/2017Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Allied Health

This study provides a national snapshot comparing immigrants to the U.S. with native-born citizens who work in healthcare occupations, including their sociodemographic characteristics and the jobs they fill.

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Leveraging Data to Monitor the Allied Health Workforce: National Supply Estimates Using Different Data Sources

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Oral Health, Allied Health, Behavioral Health

This study compared national estimates of the supply and characteristics of nine types of allied health workers drawn from four publicly available national data sources: the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) Registry.

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Comparing the Socioeconomic Well-Being of Workers Across Healthcare Occupations

Date: 12/01/2016Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Allied Health

This study investigates the socioeconomic well-being, including occupation-skill match, financial situation, and reliance on state/federal assistance programs, among individuals working in healthcare.

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Characteristics of Veterans in Allied Health Care Occupations

Date: 11/01/2016Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce StudiesTopics: Allied Health

This study identifies the characteristics of veterans entering healthcare occupations, with a focus on allied health professions, and identifies occupations most commonly taken on by veterans.

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