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Perspectives on State Health Workforce Data Collection

Date: December 12, 2017Presenters: Danielle Weiss, David Armstrong, Mary Lou BrunellTopics: Data Collection

In this webinar, HWTAC unveils its updated and enhanced state health workforce data collection webpage. In addition, researchers from 2 states describe their new health workforce data collection initiatives. Danielle Weiss, a primary care workforce program manager from New Hampshire, discusses successful efforts to introduce mandatory reregistration surveys for health professionals and Mary Lou Brunell, the director of Florida’s Nursing Workforce Center, describes plans to expand data collection beyond nursing to include other health professions in the state.

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Health Workforce Needs Part 2: Health Care Jobs, Training, and Career Pathways

Date: November 30, 2017Presenters: Bianca Frogner, Erin Fraher, Susan ChapmanTopics: Analysis

Part 2 of a 2-part series based on a symposium of health workforce research centers that was previously held in Washington DC in May 2016. This second webinar (Part 2) will include 3 prerecorded 10-minute presentations regarding 3 separate studies on health care job growth, training, and career pathways. Following these presentations, time will be allotted for a live Q&A session. Attendees will be encouraged to ask the various researchers questions regarding their studies, such as lessons learned, and next steps.

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Health Workforce Needs Part 1: Workforce to Support Value Based Care

Date: November 16, 2017Presenters: Angela J. Beck, Margaret Langelier, Patricia PittmanTopics: Analysis, Innovation, Scope of Practice

First in a 2-part series on “Health Workforce Needs in a Time of Transformation” highlighting research conducted by 3 of the Health Workforce Research Centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. This session focuses on workforce configurations that support value based care. Presenters will describe changing workforce strategies in oral health, behavioral health, and primary care and consider issues such as emerging roles, scope of practice, and unique workforce challenges faced in rural communities.

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Program Evaluation: What Is It and How Can You Use It To Improve Program Performance? Part 2

Date: September 28, 2017Presenters: Amanda Norton, Robert MartinianoTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

Using the CDC evaluation framework and logic models, HWTAC will present a two-part webinar series on program evaluation. The first webinar, to be held on September 14th, will provide an overview of evaluation concepts and the logic model. The second webinar, to be held on September 28th, will use concepts introduced in the first webinar to develop an evaluation for a HRSA program.

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Developing Data Visualizations for Health Workforce Data

Date: September 26, 2017Presenters: Erin Fraher, Evan GallowayTopics: Data Visualization, Tools

The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at UNC’s Sheps Center for Health Services Research recently developed 2 tools to query and visualize health workforce data. One tool visualizes county-level data on 200,000 licensed health professionals across 19 health professions in North Carolina. The other tool describes the migration of residents in training and actively practicing physicians between states. This webinar will demonstrate both tools, discuss the considerations that went into their design, and explore how these data can be used to help shape health policy.

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Program Evaluation: What Is It and How Can You Use It To Improve Program Performance? Part 1

Date: September 14, 2017Presenters: Amanda Norton, Robert MartinianoTopics: HRSA Project Officers, Methods

Using the CDC evaluation framework and logic models, HWTAC will present a two-part webinar series on program evaluation. The first webinar, to be held on September 14th, will provide an overview of evaluation concepts and the logic model. The second webinar, to be held on September 28th, will use concepts introduced in the first webinar to develop an evaluation for a HRSA program.

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Preparing an SDMS Statewide Provider Data Upload: 2 Comprehensive Approaches

Date: August 16, 2017Presenters: Barry Lacy, Eric TurerTopics: Primary Care Officers

The Shortage Designation Management System (SDMS) data validation requirement and provider data upload process offer the opportunity to make bulk changes to a state’s provider data. Though conceptually simple, the process of merging disparate state data sources (licenses, surveys, claims, etc.) with SDMS data can be complex. This webinar describes 2 comprehensive approaches to integrating available provider data and preparing a statewide upload file for import into SDMS.

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ArcGIS: An Introduction

Date: July 25, 2017Presenters: Nafin Harun, Robert MartinianoTopics: Data Visualization, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care Officers, Tools

ArcGIS for Desktop is a powerful tool for data visualization when working with maps and geographic information. This webinar will introduce the basics features of ArcGIS and demonstrate how to develop maps using the software. It is highly recommended that attendees have ArcGIS installed on their computer prior to the webinar. A free 21-day trial version of the software is available for download at: https://www.arcgis.com/features/free-trial.html.

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Using Medicaid Claims Data to Calculate Capacity for Federally Designated Shortage Areas: PART 2

Date: June 21, 2017Presenter: Eric TurerTopics: Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

HWTAC is pleased to announce a webinar series on using Medicaid claims data to calculate Medicaid accessible provider capacity for federal shortage area applications (HPSA/MUA/P). This webinar – the second in the series – will be a hands-on workshop and demonstration using a Microsoft Access test file, to be provided in advance for registered attendees. It is highly recommended that attendees wishing to participate in the hands-on component verify that they have MS Access installed on their computer in advance.

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Using Medicaid Claims Data to Calculate Capacity for Federally Designated Shortage Areas: PART 1

Date: May 24, 2017Presenter: Eric TurerTopics: Data Sources, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Methods, Primary Care Officers

HWTAC is pleased to announce a 2-part webinar series on using Medicaid claims data to calculate Medicaid accessible provider capacity for federal shortage area applications (HPSA/MUA/P). The first webinar (PART 1) will be a training session on processing the data and the second webinar (PART 2) will be a hands-on workshop, working with a test file provided in advance.

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