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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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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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Building a State Health Workforce Center: Lessons Learned in the Carolinas

Date: June 25, 2014Presenter: Linda M. LaceyTopics: Data Collection, Health Workforce Research Centers

Linda Lacey has been involved in the start-up of two different health workforce centers; one focused exclusively on the nursing workforce in North Carolina and another with a broad focus on all health workforce groups in South Carolina. Through those experiences she has become familiar with the trials, tribulations, and rewards of developing an effective health workforce center. In this webinar, she shares some of the lessons she has learned.

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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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