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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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The Changing Landscape in Oral Health: An Introduction to Workforce Strategies Designed to Expand Access to Care

Date: March 13, 2018Presenters: Jean Moore, Margaret LangelierTopics: Innovation, Oral Health, Scope of Practice

This webinar will provide participants an introductory overview of the oral health workforce in America and highlight key themes emerging from the OHWRC’s work, including: strategies that facilitate oral health integration with primary care, particularly among safety net providers in clinics as well as community based settings; oral health service innovation, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary team based approaches to providing oral health services, including the use of dental therapists, advanced practice dental hygienists and community health coordinators.

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Health Workforce Needs Part 1: Workforce to Support Value Based Care

Date: November 16, 2017Presenters: Angela J. Beck, Margaret Langelier, Patricia PittmanTopics: Analysis, Innovation, Scope of Practice

First in a 2-part series on “Health Workforce Needs in a Time of Transformation” highlighting research conducted by 3 of the Health Workforce Research Centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. This session focuses on workforce configurations that support value based care. Presenters will describe changing workforce strategies in oral health, behavioral health, and primary care and consider issues such as emerging roles, scope of practice, and unique workforce challenges faced in rural communities.

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Strategies to Expand Access to Oral Health Services: Emerging Models and Workforce Innovations

Date: July 28, 2016Presenters: Cynthia Wides, Jean Moore, Margaret LangelierTopics: Health Workforce Research Centers, Innovation, Oral Health, Policy

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.

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