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A Novel Way to Obtain and Deploy Health Workforce Demand Data: The Washington State Health Workforce Sentinel Network

Date: March 20, 2018Presenter: Sue SkillmanTopics: Demand, Methods, Tools

Collecting, analyzing and disseminating health workforce demand data to inform state health workforce planning can be costly and time-consuming, and secondary data sources that provide detailed and timely demand information are rare, if available at all. Nonetheless, as healthcare transformation proceeds, there is great need to detect signals of changes in health workforce demand in time for appropriate responses. The Washington Health Workforce Sentinel Network was developed to detect and communicate emerging health workforce demand changes within a statewide network of engaged industry, education and policy stakeholders. Using an online survey tool, employer “sentinels” periodically respond to a short set of questions on recent workforce vacancies, demand, newly assigned roles/occupations and training/education needs. This webinar will describe the collaborative process by which the Sentinel Network was developed, present key findings to-date, describe current dissemination efforts and outline future plans for Washington’s Health Workforce Sentinel Network.

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Program Evaluation: What Is It and How Can You Use It To Improve Program Performance? Part 2

Date: September 28, 2017Presenters: Amanda Norton, Robert MartinianoTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

Using the CDC evaluation framework and logic models, HWTAC will present a two-part webinar series on program evaluation. The first webinar, to be held on September 14th, will provide an overview of evaluation concepts and the logic model. The second webinar, to be held on September 28th, will use concepts introduced in the first webinar to develop an evaluation for a HRSA program.

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Program Evaluation: What Is It and How Can You Use It To Improve Program Performance? Part 1

Date: September 14, 2017Presenters: Amanda Norton, Robert MartinianoTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

Using the CDC evaluation framework and logic models, HWTAC will present a two-part webinar series on program evaluation. The first webinar, to be held on September 14th, will provide an overview of evaluation concepts and the logic model. The second webinar, to be held on September 28th, will use concepts introduced in the first webinar to develop an evaluation for a HRSA program.

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Using Medicaid Claims Data to Calculate Capacity for Federally Designated Shortage Areas: PART 2

Date: June 21, 2017Presenter: Eric TurerTopics: Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

HWTAC is pleased to announce a webinar series on using Medicaid claims data to calculate Medicaid accessible provider capacity for federal shortage area applications (HPSA/MUA/P). This webinar – the second in the series – will be a hands-on workshop and demonstration using a Microsoft Access test file, to be provided in advance for registered attendees. It is highly recommended that attendees wishing to participate in the hands-on component verify that they have MS Access installed on their computer in advance.

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Using Medicaid Claims Data to Calculate Capacity for Federally Designated Shortage Areas: PART 1

Date: May 24, 2017Presenter: Eric TurerTopics: Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

HWTAC is pleased to announce a 2-part webinar series on using Medicaid claims data to calculate Medicaid accessible provider capacity for federal shortage area applications (HPSA/MUA/P). The first webinar (PART 1) will be a training session on processing the data and the second webinar (PART 2) will be a hands-on workshop, working with a test file provided in advance.

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An Introduction to Accessing, Understanding, and Using Medicaid Data for HPSA Analysis

Date: December 15, 2016Presenters: Eric Turer, Marc Overbeck, Ryan Kline, Scott JonesTopics: Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

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.

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Introduction to the Health Workforce Analysis Guide, Part 2: Secondary Data Sources for Health Workforce Research – Examples, Strengths, and Limitations

Date: December 7, 2016Presenter: Robert MartinianoTopics: Analysis, Data Sources, Methods, Modeling

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.

 

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Introduction to the Health Workforce Analysis Guide, Part 1: Data Collection, Levels of Analysis, and Special Challenges

Date: November 17, 2016Presenters: David Armstrong, Jean MooreTopics: Analysis, Data Collection, Data Sources, Methods, Modeling

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 overview of the guide, with attention to the special challenges associated with conducting health workforce research.

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RCQI from a Project Officer’s Perspective

Date: August 9, 2016Presenters: Amanda Norton, Nancy V. Douglas-KerselliusTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

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.

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Policy Analysis for Project Officers

Date: July 19, 2016Presenter: Robert MartinianoTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

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.

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