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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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State Health Workforce Data Collection: Findings from a National Survey of States

Date: October 19, 2015Presenters: David Armstrong, Jean MooreTopics: Data Collection, Demand, Supply

As the impacts of health reform are felt across the country, states are recognizing the importance of having timely, objective, and comprehensive data on their health workforce to inform decision-making. A growing number of states are developing or planning to develop health workforce monitoring systems to use for health workforce planning. In order to learn more about this, HWTAC is conducting a survey of states on their health workforce data collection and analysis efforts. This presentation describes findings from this survey and discusses some of the issues and challenges states face in developing and maintaining health workforce data collection systems.

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RCQI: What Do HRSA Grantees Need to Know?

Date: August 18, 2015Presenter: Amanda NortonTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

Many of HRSA’s current Funding Opportunity Announcements are asking applicants to use quality improvement techniques to ensure grant activities achieve their intended purposes as well as to promote continuous assessment and improvement of activities over the grant period. It is important for HRSA grantees to be familiar with RCQI and to understand how core components of this model relate to grantee efforts to achieve program goals. This webinar will review key elements of RCQI and provide examples of how these elements might be applied by HRSA grantees to improve program performance.

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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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RCQI: What Do HRSA Project Officers and Staff Need to Know?

Date: May 19, 2015Presenter: Amanda NortonTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

Many of HRSA’s current Funding Opportunity Announcements are asking applicants to use quality improvement techniques to ensure grant activities achieve their intended purposes as well as to promote continuous assessment and improvement of activities over the grant period. It is important for HRSA Project Officers and staff to be familiar with RCQI and to understand how core components of this model relate to grantee efforts to achieve program goals. This webinar will review key elements of RCQI, provide examples of how these elements might be applied by HRSA grantees to improve program performance and consider impacts of RCQI on Program Officers’ work with grantees.

 

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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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Understanding HRSA’s 2012-2025 Supply/Demand Nursing Projections

Date: February 25, 2015Presenters: George Zangaro, Tim DallTopics: Data Sources, Demand, Modeling, Supply

HRSA recently released a report, The Future of the Nursing Workforce: National and State-level Projections, 2012-2025, based on updated nursing supply and demand models using microsimulation to forecast workforce adequacy. This webinar describes HRSA’s new models and discusses their findings and implications. To view HRSA’s report, click the following link: HRSA_2012_2025_Nursing_Projections.

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