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Massachusetts Health Workforce Data Collection

Organization name: Massachusetts Department of Health – Health Care Workforce Center
Organization website: www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/community-health/primarycare-healthaccess/healthcare-workforce-center/
Organization description:

The Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center collects, analyzes, and disseminates data regarding the supply, geographic distribution, and workforce characteristics of health care professionals practicing in the state. The mission of the Center is to improve access to health care in the state by supporting policymaking and programs which assure optimal supply and distribution of health care providers. The Center is currently collecting data on the following health professions: dentists, dental hygienists, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and physicians.

Contact name: Ta-wei Lin
Contact email: Ta-wei.Lin@state.ma.us
Contact phone: 617-624-5548
Reports posted to website: Yes
Health Workforce Surveys:

Workforce Supply Surveys

Workforce Supply Data

Data collected for:These professions    
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process              
Survey that is part of the licensing process    
Telephone interview              
In-person interview              
The survey is:Mandatory    
Not Mandatory              
Data collected on:Every Individual    
Sample of Individuals              
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics    
Educational background    
Practice characteristics    
Data collected at:One time only              
Regular intervals