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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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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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Using Nursing Workforce Data to Inform State Policy

Date: February 22, 2017Presenters: Cynthia Bienemy, Joanne SpetzTopics: Demand, Policy, Supply

HWTAC and the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies are pleased to co-sponsor a 3-part webinar series on nursing workforce data collection, analysis, and research. This webinar, the second in a 3-part series, focuses on research that uses nursing workforce data to support more effective state decision-making.

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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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Understanding How the Diffusion of Physicians Affects Underserved Areas

Date: March 30, 2016Presenter: Thomas C. RickettsTopics: Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Health Workforce Research Centers, HRSA Project Officers, Policy, Primary Care Officers, Supply

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.

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Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care

Date: May 20, 2015Presenters: Bianca K. Frogner, Joanne SpetzTopics: Health Workforce Research Centers, Methods, Policy, Supply

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.

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Community Health Planning: Theory and Practice

Date: July 30, 2014Presenters: Lottie Jameson, Robert MartinianoTopics: Data Collection, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Policy, Primary Care Officers

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.

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How Can We Transform the Workforce to Meet the Needs of a Transformed Health System?

Date: April 9, 2014Presenter: Erin FraherTopics: Health Workforce Research Centers, Policy

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 workforceparticularly the 18 million workers already in the health systemto 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.

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Health Professions Regulation in the U.S.: What Are the Issues?

Date: March 12, 2014Presenters: Elizabeth Carter, Jean MooreTopics: Health Workforce Research Centers, Policy, Scope of Practice

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.

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