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The Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program: Supporting the Transition to Accountable Care Organizations

Date: February 12, 2019Presenters: Aliza Norcross, Hallie Tosher, Tara MurphyTopics: Innovation, Policy

The Massachusetts DSRIP program is one component of Massachusetts’ Section 1115 Medicaid waiver demonstration that supports a transition to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Among other initiatives, the DSRIP program provides funding for ACOs, as well as for community-based organizations that provide highly specialized care coordination supports for members with complex needs, and various statewide workforce capacity and development efforts. This webinar provides an overview of the Massachusetts DSRIP program, with a focus on the program’s healthcare workforce development initiatives.

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How to Add Zip Code Level Medicaid Enrollment Data to a Primary Care HPSA

Date: February 4, 2019Presenters: Matthew Allegretti, Nafin HarunTopics: Data Visualization, GIS, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers, Tools, Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates how to use ArcGIS to add Zip Code level Medicaid enrollment data to a Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

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How to Connect HRSA’s Data Warehouse to ArcGIS and Extract Data

Date: February 4, 2019Presenters: Matthew Allegretti, Nafin HarunTopics: Data Visualization, GIS, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers, Tools, Tutorial

Using Texas as an example, this tutorial demonstrates how to connect HRSA’s data warehouse to ArcGIS and export Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) data.

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How to Calculate a Ratio and Create a Thematic Map in ArcGIS

Date: February 4, 2019Presenters: Matthew Allegretti, Nafin HarunTopics: Data Visualization, GIS, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers, Tools, Tutorial

This tutorial focuses on how to calculate a population to physician ratio by county in California; how to create a thematic map based on ratio; and how to export the map so it can be used in other applications.

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An Update on Mandatory Health Workforce Data Collection in New Hampshire

Date: January 22, 2019Presenter: Danielle WeissTopics: Data Collection, Policy

Since 2010, the New Hampshire State Office of Rural Health (SORH) has been charged to collect primary care workforce supply and capacity data to inform healthcare planning and policy development. However, data collection was not possible until 2017, when NH passed a law
authorizing licensing boards to require licensees to complete a workforce survey during license renewal. In this webinar, Danielle Weiss discusses ongoing efforts to implement this new law, what’s working, what’s not working, and next steps for health workforce data collection in the state. Based on her experience, Danielle also offers advice to states contemplating similar legislation.

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Mandating Health Workforce Data Collection in Arizona

Date: December 4, 2018Presenters: Daniel Derksen, Heather CarterTopics: Data Collection, Policy

In 2018, Arizona passed legislation requiring data reporting for some licensed health professionals in the state. This webinar features the perspectives of two individuals who were key in the effort to pass the legislation. The topics covered include: the content of the new law; key supporters of the bill; major challenges faced in securing passage of the bill; and what advice they would give to other states contemplating similar legislation

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2018 Health Workforce Research Symposium

Date: October 2, 2018Presenters: Angela Beck, Bianca Frogner, Erin Fraher, Jean Moore, Joanne Spetz, Patricia PittmanTopics: Health Workforce Research Centers

On October 2, 2018, policy leaders and workforce researchers gathered to discuss key issues influencing the health workforce. Researchers from 6 health workforce research centers presented work related to value-based care, workforce development programs targeting the underserved, and health workforce roles in opioid misuse prevention and treatment. This video highlights the work presented at the event.

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Comparing National Scopes of Practice for Behavioral Health Providers

Date: September 18, 2018Presenter: Cory PageTopics: Data Collection, Data Visualization, Scope of Practice, Tools

The Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health collected scope of practice and credential requirements for 10 behavioral health occupations across all 50 states and DC. These data were then transformed into 2 visualization tools and hosted on the Center’s website, allowing visitors to parse through the information intuitively and export subsets of their choosing. This 30-minute webinar covers the visualizations’ functionality in detail, explaining the range of information captured, how to use the online tools, and what features will be added in the future. To view the tools, click here. If you have questions or feedback on the tools, please email bhworkforce@umich.edu.

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Take 20 on the Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice Infographic

Date: September 18, 2018Presenters: Fatima Morales, Jean Moore, Nubia GoodwinTopics: Oral Health, Scope of Practice, Tools

The Oral Health Workforce Research Center studies dental hygienist (DH) scope of practice and finds great variability in what DHs in different states are allowed to do. Researchers at the Center built a scope of practice scale for DHs, the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) and used it to score state-specific DH scope of practice in 2014. Using 2014 DHPPI scores, researchers found that more autonomous DH scope of practice had a positive and statistically significant association with population oral health. Since broader DH scope of practice is correlated with better oral health outcomes, researchers developed an infographic that allows state-to-state comparisons of DH scope of practice. This presentation highlights the research that supported the development of the DH scope of practice infographic.

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A Review of State Correctional Facility and State/County Mental Hospital Designation Criteria

Date: May 24, 2018Presenters: Dianne Roberts, Robert Martiniano, Scott JonesTopics: Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers

As part of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Shortage Designation Modernization Project, HRSA is asking PCOs to update state correctional facility and state/county mental hospital designations by July 2nd. This webinar will review the criteria for these types of designations and will include an interactive panel discussion on things to consider/best practices. Time will also be allotted for PCO participants to ask questions at the conclusion.

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