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Health Workforce Needs Part 2: Health Care Jobs, Training, and Career Pathways

Date: November 30, 2017Presenters: Bianca Frogner, Erin Fraher, Susan ChapmanTopics: Analysis

Part 2 of a 2-part series based on a symposium of health workforce research centers that was previously held in Washington DC in May 2016. This second webinar (Part 2) will include 3 prerecorded 10-minute presentations regarding 3 separate studies on health care job growth, training, and career pathways. Following these presentations, time will be allotted for a live Q&A session. Attendees will be encouraged to ask the various researchers questions regarding their studies, such as lessons learned, and next steps.

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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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Cartography 101: Map-Making Tips to Engage Stakeholders

Date: April 16, 2017Presenter: Katie GaulTopics: Analysis, Data Visualization, Tools

Maps are powerful tools to communicate data and complex information that resonate with policymakers and other stakeholders. The difference between a good map and a great map lies in knowledge and details. This webinar will introduce the principles of cartography, deliver tips on what to do (and more importantly what not to do) when making a map, and provide a brief overview of selected cartographic software and online tools.

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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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Data Visualization: Strategies, Tips, and Tools

Date: February 10, 2016Presenter: Matt JansenTopics: Analysis, Data Visualization, Tools

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.

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Developing Medicaid-Based Primary Care Rational Service Areas

Date: December 16, 2015Presenter: Robert MartinianoTopics: Analysis, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

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.

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Dissemination Strategies for Health Workforce Research

Date: April 22, 2015Presenter: Patricia MoultonTopics: Analysis, Health Workforce Research Centers

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.

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Experiences Using the National Provider Identifier (NPI)

Date: March 25, 2015Presenters: Davis Patterson, Sue SkillmanTopics: Analysis, Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Health Workforce Research Centers, Methods, Primary Care Officers, Supply

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.

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Using Employer Surveys to Assess Health Workforce Demand

Date: December 16, 2014Presenters: Joanne Spetz, Mary Lou Brunell, Robert MartinianoTopics: Analysis, Demand, Health Workforce Research Centers, Methods

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.

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