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University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies

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Research Addressing the Allied Health Workforce

The University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies (UW CHWS) was established in 1998 with funding from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It is housed in the Research Section of the Department of Family Medicine in the University of Washington School of Medicine. UW CHWS received funding from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis at HRSA to be one of seven Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) across the US. Each HWRC focuses on a specific aspect of the health workforce. UW HWRC is addressing the allied health workforce.


Completed HRSA Projects

Behavioral/Mental Health Workforce for Integrated Primary Care

Veterans’ Pathways to Allied Health

Low Skilled, Low-wage Workers in Health Care

Career Paths of Allied Health Professionals

Data for Allied Health Workforce Research

Emerging Roles in Allied Health Occupations

Immigrants in Allied Health Professions

PA Students Entering Primary Care

Veterans in Allied Health

Emerging Health IT Roles and Skillsets

Diversity of the Health Workforce

Incentives for Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses to Work in Rural and Safety Net Settings


Current HRSA Projects

Phase II of Leveraging Data for Allied Health Occupations

Scope of Practice Alignment of Emergency Medical Services Personnel

Commuting Patterns of Allied Health Workers

Expanding Role of Medical Assistants


Learn more about the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies by visiting their website at https://depts.washington.edu/fammed/chws/