Established in 2013 to support the efforts of the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA), the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center (HWTAC) provides technical assistance to states and organizations that engage in health workforce planning.
HWTAC conducts a number of projects each year designed to provide expert assistance with health workforce data collection, analysis, and dissemination.
Our strength at HWTAC is our experience and knowledge about health workforce research. We offer a wide array of technical expertise to support health workforce planning at many levels. HWTAC’s staff has a history of working with states and organizations to address data and analytic needs in health workforce planning. HWTAC also serves a critical support role for stakeholders in the health services research community and functions as an important extension of NCHWA.
HWTAC’s website has an extensive resource library of videos, webinars, reports, resource briefs, relevant links, FAQs, and state health workforce data collection strategies. HWTAC also assists in the dissemination of HRSA’s research studies produced by the federally funded Health Workforce Research Centers. This Research Alert System distributes these studies to a wider audience. All research alerts are housed on the HWTAC website, with brief descriptions and links to each research study.
HWTAC is based at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York. HWTAC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration in the US Department of Health and Human Services.