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An Introduction to Accessing, Understanding, and Using Medicaid Data for HPSA Analysis

Date: December 15, 2016Presenters: Eric Turer, Marc Overbeck, Ryan Kline, Scott JonesTopics: Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

Medicaid claims data are increasingly used in shortage designation analyses. The panelists will discuss their experiences in, among others, acquiring Medicaid claims data, cleaning the data, identifying provider specialty, and defining visits. The webinar will include time for PCO participants to ask questions and discuss their experiences using Medicaid claims data.

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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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RCQI from a Project Officer’s Perspective

Date: August 9, 2016Presenters: Amanda Norton, Nancy V. Douglas-KerselliusTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

This webinar will focus on how HRSA Project Officers (POs) are working with grantees to implement RCQI activities. It will include a discussion with a PO to understand what is going well in working with grantees and what obstacles tend to be encountered. POs are encouraged to bring experiences and questions to this session as it is designed to be interactive.

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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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Policy Analysis for Project Officers

Date: July 19, 2016Presenter: Robert MartinianoTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

Project officers (POs) at HRSA work with grantees who operate grant funded programs designed to support HRSA’s mission of improving health and achieving health equity. This webinar will describe the steps in the process of conducting a policy analysis as well as strategies for disseminating results of these analyses. Understanding the process of policy analysis allows POs to work more effectively with grantees in assessing their effectiveness in achieving program goals and objectives. It also provides opportunities to assess the effectiveness of HRSA policies related to grantees.

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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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Introduction to HRSA’s Web-Based Nursing Supply and Demand Model

Date: March 16, 2016Presenters: Arpita Chattopadhyay, David Armstrong, Tim DallTopics: Data Sources, Demand, Modeling, Supply

HRSA’s web-based nursing model is a powerful new tool for health workforce planners and researchers to better understand future nursing supply and demand. The new web-based application allows states to examine the future supply of RNs and LPNs by practice setting in relation to demand for their services, and to explore alternative scenarios by modifying key parameters such as the graduation and retirement rate. This webinar discusses HRSA’s new model and demonstrates the user interface.

 

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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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