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Rhode Island Health Workforce Data Collection

Organization name: Department of Health Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Organization website: www.health.ri.gov/
Organization description:

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (OPCRH) collects information on the primary care, mental health, and dental workforces (with the Oral Health Program) for the purposes of determining health workforce shortage areas within the state and applying for designations. Previously collected additional information on health workforce; that function is currently being absorbed into a larger workforce and health services inventory mandated last year by the legislature. The precise role of OPCRH going forward is unclear, simply because the process is so new.

Contact name: Margaret I. Gradie
Contact email: Margaret.Gradie@health.ri.gov
Contact phone: (401) 222-5952
Reports posted to website: No

Workforce Supply Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSWOTH
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              
Other              
The survey is:Mandatory              
Not Mandatory           
Data collected on:Every Individual           
Sample of Individuals              
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics            
Educational background            
Practice characteristics           
Other             
Data collected at:One time only              
Regular intervals           
Other              
Organization name: RI Department of Health
Organization website: www.health.ri.gov/
Organization description:

Statewide public health agency in which is housed the Center for Data and Analysis. Additionally several programs within the organization capture data for specific programmatic needs/goals.

Contact name: Dr. Ted Long
Contact email: theodore.long@health.ri.gov
Reports posted to website: Yes

Workforce Supply Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSWOTH
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              
Other              
The survey is:Mandatory             
Not Mandatory             
Data collected on:Every Individual              
Sample of Individuals              
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics              
Educational background              
Practice characteristics             
Other              
Data collected at:One time only              
Regular intervals             
Other              

Workforce Demand Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSWOTH
Data collected for:These professions             
Practice Settings:Community health centers             
Home health agencies              
Hospitals              
Nursing homes             
Physician offices             
Other              
Types of information collected:Vacancies              
Turnover              
Recruitment difficulty              
Retention difficulty              
Other             
Data collected at:One time only              
Regular intervals             
Other