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How Can We Prepare Our Workforce for Future Care Needs of Those with Serious Illnesses?

Date: May 14, 2019Presenters: Joanne Spetz, Karen Donelan, Michelle WashkoTopics: Innovation, Policy

In May, 2018, 40 leaders and scholars from universities, delivery organizations, professional associations, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private insurance companies were convened to identify and prioritize recommendations to ensure an adequate workforce to support the care of people with serious illness in the community. Summit attendees proposed 16 overarching recommendations, spanning the workforce from home care aides through geriatricians. This webinar outlines the recommendations and places them in the context of recent research on how health care organizations are meeting serious illness care needs and federal policy initiatives.

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The New York Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program: Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations

Date: March 13, 2019Presenters: Peggy Chan, Tracy Leonard, William MyhreTopics: Innovation, Policy

The New York DSRIP program is a Medicaid demonstration that supports restructuring the state’s health care delivery system by promoting community-level collaborations, and has the goal of achieving a 25% reduction in avoidable hospital use for Medicaid patients over 5 years. NY DSRIP funds 25 Performing Provider Systems (PPS) located throughout the state. This webinar will provide an overview of the New York DSRIP program and features presentations from two PPSs on urban and rural health workforce strategies, including a registered apprenticeship program for certified nursing assistants and long-term approaches for developing the healthcare pipeline.

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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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