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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Workforce and Service Delivery Trends

Date: 11/01/2019Authors: Dana Foney, Shannon Mace, Adriano BoccaneliResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Behavioral Health

To better understand behavioral health workforce factors and service delivery within Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, this mixed methods study helps inform policy makers and discusses future practice recommendations.

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The Role of the National Health Service Corps Clinicians in Enhancing Staffing and Patient Care Capacity in Community Health Centers

Date: 10/28/2019Authors: Xin Xin Han, Patricia Pittman, Clese Erikson, Fitzugh Mullan, Leighton KuResearch Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Dentistry, Community Health Center, Staffing, Primary Care

This study helps validate the effectiveness of NHSC loan repayment and scholarship incentives as a recruitment strategy and to inform policies on the impact of NHSC on CHCs’ patient care capacity.

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Does expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants increase primary care utilization in community health centers?

Date: 08/06/2019Authors: Jeongyoung Park, Xinxin Han, Patricia PittmanResearch Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Nursing, Scope of Practice

This study examines the impact of expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants on primary care utilization in community health centers by NP, PA, and primary care physician.

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The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Community Health Center Staffing

Date: 09/01/2017Research 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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Do Years of Experience with Electronic Health Records Matter for Productivity in Community Health Centers?

Date: 01/01/2017Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Electronic Health Records, Productivity

This study examined the relationship between the use of electronic health records and productivity in community health centers.

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CEO Perspectives on Factors Determining Medical Staff Configurations in Community Health Centers

Date: 09/01/2016Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Primary Care

This study explores perceptions of CEOs of community health centers (CHCs) with a variety of staff configurations, and identifies a typology of factors they consider when deciding how to staff their centers.

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Using a New Evidence-Based Health Workforce Innovation Research Framework to Compare Innovations in Community Health Center and Other Ambulatory Care Settings

Date: 11/30/2015Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing

This project aims to develop a new evidence-based health workforce innovation research framework and applyies the model to compare health workforce innovations at community health centers and other ambulatory care settings.

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Longitudinal Analysis of Electronic Health Record Adoption on Staffing Mix in Community Health Centers

Date: 09/01/2015Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Electronic Health Records

The authors of this study assess how the medical staffing mix changed over time with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in community health centers (CHCs).

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The Changing Community Health Center Workforce: 2007-2013

Date: 08/01/2015Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Federally Qualified Health Centers

This analysis describes the changes in the workforce of community health centers from 2007 to 2013.

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Community Health Centers Use Diverse Staffing and Can Provide Lessons for Other Medical Practices

Date: 01/01/2015Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Community Health Center, Staffing, Productivity

This study examines medical staffing patterns, the contributions of different staff to productivity, and the factors associated with staffing at community health centers across the country.

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