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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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Health Workforce Minimum Data Set: : Asking the Right Questions

Date: November 19, 2014Presenters: Elizabeth Carter, Jean Moore, Justin CrowTopics: Data Collection, Methods, Supply

Timely and reliable data about the health workforce is critical to effective health workforce planning. The Health Workforce Minimum Dataset (MDS), developed by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, provides guidance on key variables to include in health workforce surveys, including demographic, educational, and practice characteristics. This presentation provides an overview of the MDS, discusses one state’s efforts to integrate MDS questions into a health workforce monitoring system, and provides examples of analyses based on MDS data.

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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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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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Data, Methods, and Tips for Health Workforce Supply and Demand Modeling

Date: May 14, 2014Presenter: Tim DallTopics: Data Sources, Demand, Methods, Modeling, Supply

This webinar delves into alternative approaches to health workforce supply and demand modeling at the national, state, and local levels. Also discusses data and methods, and tips/best practices to help ensure study success. The presenter shares lessons learned over 20 years of health workforce modeling.


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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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Opportunity for State Health Workforce Data Collection: Motivations, Barriers, and Strategies

Date: February 12, 2014Presenter: Katie GaulTopics: Data Collection

Got data? This webinar discusses opportunities and challenges that states face in collecting health workforce data for use in understanding patterns in supply and distribution, informing policy decisions, and engaging in health workforce planning. Also discusses common barriers to developing data systems and different strategies for collecting state data. Includes a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.

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