Go to Top

Research Alerts

The Behavioral Health Workforce in Rural America: Developing a National Recruitment Strategy

Date: 03/10/2020Authors: Nancy Baum, Jaque KingResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Behavioral Health, Career Pathways

This report describes state incentives for behavioral health provider recruitment, particularly in rural areas.

More Info

Health Workforce Training Program Evaluation Toolkit

Date: 02/03/2020Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Training

The Health Workforce Training Program Evaluation Toolkit is a comprehensive “program evaluation 101” resource for both new and established programs seeking to learn new evaluation strategies.

More Info

The Distribution of Advanced Practice Nurses Within the Psychiatric Workforce

Date: 01/22/2020Authors: Angela J Beck, Cory Page, Jessica Buche, Maria GaiserResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Behavioral Health, Nursing

The purpose of this study is to examine the size and distribution of the advanced practice psychiatric nurse workforce relative to the total psychiatry workforce to determine whether nurses are predominantly working in areas with higher or lower levels of behavioral health specialists.

More Info

Behavioral Health Provider Geographic Distribution and Reimbursement Inequities

Date: 01/07/2020Authors: Amanda Mauri, Maria Gaiser, Jessica Buche, Angela J BeckResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Behavioral Health, Medicaid

This cross-sectional study examines the relationship between reimbursement and behavioral health provider geographic distribution and seeks to understand how Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for behavioral health providers may limit service delivery.

More Info

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.

More Info

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.

More Info

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.

More Info

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.

More Info

Assessing the Value of Pediatric Graduate Medical Education in Meeting State and National Needs

Date: 02/01/2019Authors: Thomas Ricketts, Erin Fraher, Ryan KandrackResearch Center: Carolina Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Training

The goal of this study is to develop outcome metrics that can be used to evaluate pediatric GME investments in producing the workforce that meets state and national health care needs.

More Info

The Effects of the Implementation of Patient-Centered Medical Home on Staffing and Productivity in Community Health Centers

Date: 09/01/2018Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Staffing, Productivity

This study examined the workforce transformation occurring in community health centers (CHCs) that have achieved patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition, and assessed changes in staffing and productivity before and after the adoption of PCMH in CHCs between 2007 and 2013.

More Info