Upcoming webinars in January, February, and March 2017 on state-level nursing data collection, analysis, and dissemination will help stakeholders better understand the major challenges facing the nursing profession and the strategies used to support nursing workforce data collection, analysis, and dissemination.
Focuses on research that uses nursing workforce data to support more effective state decision-making.
Will feature the experiences of nursing researchers in 2 states using their own nurse supply data in HRSA’s web-based nursing supply and demand model.
Will provide an in-depth review of strategies used in 2 states for nursing workforce data collection.
Panel: Scott Jones (Nevada), Ryan Kline (Ohio), Marc Overbeck (Oregon), and Eric Turner (JSI)
Moderator: Robert Martiniano (New York)
Description: Medicaid claims data are increasingly used in shortage designation analyses. The panelists will discuss their experiences in, among others, acquiring Medicaid claims data, cleaning the data, identifying provider specialty, and defining visits. The webinar will include time for PCO participants to ask questions and discuss their experiences using Medicaid claims data.
Introduction to the Health Workforce Analysis Guide, PART 2: Secondary Data Sources for Health Workforce Research - Examples, Strengths, and Limitations
Presenter: Robert Martiniano
Description: The 2016 edition of the Health Workforce Analysis Guide was developed by the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center to provide an updated framework for health workforce planners, policymakers, and researchers interested in health workforce data and analysis. This webinar, the second in a 2-part series, will provide an overview of secondary data sources available to health workforce researchers, highlighting strengths and weaknesses and providing examples of how these data can be used.
Both webinars in this series will be archived on the HWTAC website, available for viewing at any time.
Introduction to the Health Workforce Analysis Guide, PART 1: Data Collection, Levels of Analysis, and Special Challenges
Presenters: Jean Moore and David Armstrong
Description: The 2016 edition of the Health Workforce Analysis Guide was developed by the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center to provide an updated framework for health workforce planners, policymakers, and researchers interested in health workforce data and analysis. This webinar, the first of a 2-part series, will provide an over view of the guide, with attention to the special challenges associated with conducting health workforce research.
Presenters: Amanda Norton and Nancy V. Douglas-Kersellius
Description: This webinar will focus on how HRSA Project Officers (POs) are working with grantees to implement RCQI activities. It will include a discussion with a PO to understand what is going well in working with grantees and what obstacles tend to be encountered. POs are encouraged to bring experiences and questions to this session as it is designed to be interactive.
Presenters: Jean Moore, Margaret Langelier, and Cynthia Wides
Description: There is a growing body of evidence documenting the relationship between physical and oral health, increasing interest in expanding access to basic oral health services, particularly for underserved populations. This webinar will discuss key access barriers in oral health and describe findings from research studies conducted by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center that highlight innovative oral health service delivery models and workforce strategies aimed at increasing access to oral health services.
Presenter: Robert Martiniano
Description: Project officers (POs) at HRSA work with grantees who operate grant funded programs designed to support HRSA’s mission of improving health and achieving health equity. This webinar will describe the steps in the process of conducting a policy analysis as well as strategies for disseminating results of these analyses. Understanding the process of policy analysis allows POs to work more effectively with grantees in assessing their effectiveness in achieving program goals and objectives. It also provides opportunities to assess the effectiveness of HRSA policies related to grantees.
Presenter: Thomas C. Ricketts
Description: The local supply of physicians in any community, especially smaller and rural communities, depends on a flow of physicians into those communities from the places where they train or from more populous places that may have more than enough physicians to meet population needs. The factors that influence whether a physician will move from one place to another depends on their personal characteristics, the places from and to which they move, and the programs that support or inhibit those moves. In this webinar, Tom Ricketts describes his work on physician diffusion, and helps explain its effects and policy implications on underserved areas.
Presenters: Arpita Chattopadhyay, Tim Dall, and David Armstrong
Description: HRSA’s web-based nursing model is a powerful new tool for health workforce planners and researchers to better understand future nursing supply and demand. The new web-based application allows states to examine the future supply of RNs and LPNs by practice setting in relation to demand for their services, and to explore alternative scenarios by modifying key parameters such as the graduation and retirement rate. This webinar discusses HRSA’s new model and demonstrates the user interface.
Presenter: Matt Jansen
Description: Data visualization can be a powerful tool for detecting patterns in data and for sharing data accessibly with a wide audience. This webinar will introduce the basics of data visualization with an eye towards practice, including simple tips and tricks to help create effective visualizations. The webinar will also discuss the major tools available to create static or web-based interactive visualizations.
Presenter: Robert Martiniano
Description: The Center for Health Workforce Studies in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health developed a statewide set of Medicaid-based rational service areas (Medicaid RSAs), based on commuting patterns of Medicaid patients from their place of residence to their provider. Medicaid RSAs were assessed using a deprivation score based on demographic and health care indicators to identify those RSAs with the highest need. This webinar will describe the approach used to develop and assess Medicaid RSAs.
Presenters: Jean Moore and David Armstrong
Description: As the impacts of health reform are felt across the country, states are recognizing the importance of having timely, objective, and comprehensive data on their health workforce to inform decision-making. A growing number of states are developing or planning to develop health workforce monitoring systems to use for health workforce planning. In order to learn more about this, HWTAC is conducting a survey of states on their health workforce data collection and analysis efforts. This presentation describes findings from this survey and discusses some of the issues and challenges states face in developing and maintaining health workforce data collection systems.
Presenter: Amanda Norton
Description: Many of HRSA’s current Funding Opportunity Announcements are asking applicants to use quality improvement techniques to ensure grant activities achieve their intended purposes as well as to promote continuous assessment and improvement of activities over the grant period. It is important for HRSA grantees to be familiar with RCQI and to understand how core components of this model relate to grantee efforts to achieve program goals. This webinar will review key elements of RCQI and provide examples of how these elements might be applied by HRSA grantees to improve program performance.
Presenters: Bianca Frogner and Joanne Spetz
Moderator: David Armstrong
Description: This webinar presents findings from a recent study conducted by the Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care at the University of California, San Francisco, on the job transitions of long-term care workers. The study used the Current Population Survey to examine from which jobs and settings workers entered and exited long-term care. Study findings identify the demographic, socioeconomic, and health factors associated with these transitions.
Presenter: Amanda Norton
Moderator: Jean Moore
Description: Many of HRSA’s current Funding Opportunity Announcements are asking applicants to use quality improvement techniques to ensure grant activities achieve their intended purposes as well as to promote continuous assessment and improvement of activities over the grant period. It is important for HRSA Project Officers and staff to be familiar with RCQI and to understand how core components of this model relate to grantee efforts to achieve program goals. This webinar will review key elements of RCQI, provide examples of how these elements might be applied by HRSA grantees to improve program performance and consider impacts of RCQI on Program Officers’ work with grantees.
Presenter: Patricia Moulton
Description: Dr. Patricia Moulton will describe the steps in developing an effective health workforce research communication plan including examples of different types of dissemination products and strategies for increasing impact.
Presenters: Sue Skillman and Davis Patterson
Description: The NPI is an administrative tool of the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) used for processing claims and transferring health care information. The NPI can also be useful in studies of the health workforce. Researchers at the University of Washington WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies and Rural Health Research Center will share their experiences using NPI data for studies of the nation’s advanced practice nurse and physician workforces. They will describe the strengths, weaknesses, and their remaining questions about using NPI data.
Presenters: George Zangaro and Tim Dall
Description: HRSA recently released a report, The Future of the Nursing Workforce: National and State-level Projections, 2012-2025, based on updated nursing supply and demand models using microsimulation to forecast workforce adequacy. This webinar describes HRSA’s new models and discusses their findings and implications. To view HRSA’s report, click the following link: HRSA_2012_2025_Nursing_Projections.
Presenters: Joanne Spetz, Mary Lou Brunell, and Robert Martiniano
Description: Effective health workforce planning requires a basic understanding about the supply and demand for health workers. This webinar presents strategies used in three states—Florida, New York, and California—to monitor demand for health workers using employer surveys.
Presenters: Jean Moore, Elizabeth Carter,and Justin Crow
Description: Timely and reliable data about the health workforce is critical to effective health workforce planning. The Health Workforce Minimum Dataset (MDS), developed by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, provides guidance on key variables to include in health workforce surveys, including demographic, educational, and practice characteristics. This presentation provides an overview of the MDS, discusses one state’s efforts to integrate MDS questions into a health workforce monitoring system, and provides examples of analyses based on MDS data.
Presenters: Robert Martiniano and Lottie Jameson
Description: States require community health assessments at a county or at a public health district level to identify population health needs and ultimately develop strategies to address those needs. Under the ACA, hospitals are now required to develop community health assessments to maintain their not-for-profit status. This webinar describes the steps to develop a community health assessment, including identifying data sources, and how to engage stakeholders, prioritize competing demands, and develop strategies during the process.
Presenter: Linda M. Lacey
Description: Linda Lacey has been involved in the start-up of two different health workforce centers; one focused exclusively on the nursing workforce in North Carolina and another with a broad focus on all health workforce groups in South Carolina. Through those experiences, she has become familiar with the trials, tribulations, and rewards of developing an effective health workforce center. In this webinar, she shares some of the lessons she has learned.
Presenter: Tim Dall
Description: Describes alternative approaches to health workforce supply and demand modeling at the national, state, and local levels. Also discusses data and methods, and tips/best practices to help ensure study success. The presenter shares lessons learned over 20 years of health workforce modeling.
Presenter: Erin Fraher
Description: Much discussion is underway about how to align payment incentives and new models of care to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, lowering cost, and enhancing patients’ experience of care. Often overlooked from this discussion is how to align the workforce—particularly the 18 million workers already in the health system—to meet the needs of a transformed health care system. This webinar discusses new and emerging roles for health workers and the challenge to reshape the education and training system to deliver new competencies to the workforce.
Presenters: Jean Moore and Elizabeth Carter
Description: In the U.S., the primary responsibility for health professions regulation falls to states. There is concern that this approach is not well-suited to respond to the workforce challenges faced in a health care delivery system that is undergoing rapid transformation. This webinar describes the aspects of health professions regulation that constrain effective and efficient use of the health workforce and offer recommendations to strengthen scope of practice decision-making. Also discusses an innovative approach used in Virginia to address proposed scope of practice expansions.
Presenter: Katie Gaul
Description: Got data? This webinar discusses opportunities and challenges that states face in collecting health workforce data for use in understanding patterns in supply and distribution, informing policy decisions, and engaging in health workforce planning. Also discusses common barriers to developing data systems and different strategies for collecting state data. Includes a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.