Research on the Flexible Use of Healthcare Workers to Improve the Quality and Efficiency of Health Care
Created in 2013, the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center (CHWRC) is 1 of 7 national health workforce research centers funded through a cooperative agreement with the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis within the Bureau of Health Workforce at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Center is comprised of investigators from a broad array of disciplines and also seeks input and expertise from an external advisory board.
CHWRC’s mission is to conduct and disseminate timely, policy-relevant research on the flexible use of healthcare workers to improve the quality and efficiency of health care. The development of a more flexible and nimble healthcare workforce is crucial to delivering high value care in our rapidly changing healthcare environment.
CHWRC’s research focuses on:
The shifting roles of existing healthcare workers and the emergence of new types of workers within new models of care delivery
The movement of healthcare workers among employment settings and medical specialties
The broader implications of a flexible healthcare workforce on team-based models of education and practice
Learn more about the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center by visiting their website at www.shepscenter.unc.edu/programs-projects/workforce/projects/carolina-health-workforce-research-center/