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

Date: 20161201Authors: Arati Dahal, Bianca Frogner, Benjamin Stubbs, Susan SkillmanResearch 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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Case Studies of 6 Teledentistry Programs: Strategies to Increase Access to General and Specialty Dental Services

Date: 20161201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Carol RodatResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Telehealth

The findings of this study provide a better understanding of teledentistry program applications, workforce strategies, impacts on access to care, the organizational structure in which services are provided, and the barriers and facilitators of teledentistry services.

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Comparing the Socioeconomic Well-Being of Workers Across Healthcare Occupations

Date: 20161201Authors: Bianca Frogner, Benjamin Stubbs, Susan SkillmanResearch 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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Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers to Understand Participation with Dental Residency Programs and Student Externship Rotations

Date: 20161201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Aubri Kottek, Jean Moore, Carol RodatResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Training

This report examines trends in demand for advanced training by dental students and how this aligns with current policy supporting this training and practice. The report also explores the impact of residencies in ambulatory care settings, particularly for FQHCs, on service capacity and access for patients.

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A Comparison of Medicaid Dental Claims Data in 2 States With Different Adult Dental Benefits, 2012-2013

Date: 20161201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Jean MooreResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Medicaid

The objective of this research was to understand the impact of Medicaid dental benefits and availability of providers on utilization of dental services.

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Determinants of Oral Health Assessment and Screening in Physician Assistant Clinical Practice

Date: 20161201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Jean Moore, Jingya Gao, Anita GlickenResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Primary Care

This authors of this study investigate physician assistant (PA) practice characteristics, outline the extent and source of PA education in oral health, and determine facilitators and barriers to the integration of oral health service in practice.

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Scope of Practice Alignment for Paraprofessionals and Addiction Counselors

Date: 20161201Authors: Megan Dormond, Julie Schilim, Teresa Halliday, Jake BowlingResearch Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Scope of Practice

This brief examines the scopes of practice for 4 common behavioral health paraprofessions and addiction counselor occupations, and investigates the alignment, or lack thereof, between scopes of practice and actual practice for each profession.

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Utilization of Oral Health Services by Medicaid-Insured Adults in New York, 2012-2013

Date: 20161201Authors: Margaret Langelier, Simona Surdu, Jean MooreResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Medicaid

This report examines trends in demand for advanced training by dental students and how this aligns with current policy supporting this training and practice. The report also explores the impact of residencies in ambulatory care settings, particularly for FQHCs, on service capacity and access for patients.

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Characteristics of Veterans in Allied Health Care Occupations

Date: 20161101Authors: Cyndy Snyder, Bianca Frogner, Susan SkillmanResearch 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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Development of a New Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index by State, 2016

Date: 20161101Authors: Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore, Bridget Baker, Tracey Continelli, Hannah MaxeyResearch Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This report describes the process of redesigning the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) and provides the scores for each state on the new index.

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