This resource brief is a supplement to a 4-part webinar series on using Medicaid Claims data for Federal Shortage Designation.
View titles, presenters, and short summaries of all HWTAC’s webinars to date, organized by topic. Also includes links to watch past webinars.
Beyond the Minimum Data Set (MDS): What Additional Data Do States Collect on Health Workforce Supply?
Most states that collect health workforce supply data follow Minimum Data Set (MDS) guidelines on the questions they ask. However, some states collect additional data on their health workforce. This brief summarizes state health workforce data collection efforts that go beyond the MDS.
HWTAC is conducting an ongoing survey of states to learn more about their health workforce data
collection and analysis efforts. This report describes findings to date from the survey, and includes information about data collection on health workforce supply and demand, and the educational pipeline in specific US states.
Developed for health workforce planners, policymakers, and researchers, this guide provides a better understanding of available health workforce data and how to use these data to conduct health workforce research. The guide covers a wide array of topics, including basic health workforce research terminology and methods and special challenges associated with conducting health workforce research. The guide also provides examples of research that aim to clarify key workforce-related concepts, methods, data interpretations, and policy challenges.
Are you a state or organization who is engaged in health workforce planning? This brief answers some frequently asked questions about health workforce data collection.
Collaborating With Licensing Bodies in Support of Health Workforce Data Collection: Issues and Strategies
Learn about the issues involved in developing a state health workforce monitoring system and identify potential strategies to engage licensing bodies in collecting health workforce data.
Learn about the MDS questions on demographics, education, and practice and how to effectively use MDS data to support health workforce planning efforts.
Whether your state is just beginning a data system or already has one established, learn about common challenges facing states interested in using health workforce data to inform state policy decisions.
Learn about HWTAC’s experience implementing our webinar series and our key findings on topics to address when planning webinars.