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Bianca Frogner, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine

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Authors: Marieke van Eijk | Grace Guenther | Andrew Jopson | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Education and Training, Emerging Models and Innovations, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)

September 7, 2022
Research has shown evidence of doulas’ positive impacts on maternal health outcomes, particularly among underserved populations. Such research supports expanding access to doula services. However, health workforce-related barriers challenge the development of robust doula services in the US.
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Authors: Susan Skillman | Hannah Johnson | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Education and Training, Nursing

August 31, 2022
This article examines prior health care employment and financial assistance factors associated with completion of pre-licensure RN education programs, by initial entry degree (associate degree or bachelor of science in nursing) and across racial and ethnic groups.
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Authors: Benjamin Stubbs | Arati Dahal | Hengyang (Ambrose) Zhi | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Allied Health, Data Visualization, Workforce Supply

June 17, 2022
This findings brief discusses the development of a Leveraging Public Data for Workforce Analyses Dashboard, which provides interactive visualizations of the supply of workers, aging trends, and commuting patterns for 16 allied health occupations and occupation groups.
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Authors: Andrew Jopson | Allison Cummings | Bianca Frogner | Susan Skillman

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations

June 2, 2022
This article discusses a qualitative study that examined perspectives of 14 employers using registered MA apprenticeships in 8 states.
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Authors: Bianca Frogner | Janette Dill

Topics: COVID-19, Staffing

April 19, 2022
This article compares turnover rates before the pandemic (January 2019-March 2020) with the first 9 months (April 2020-December 2020) and latter 8 months of the pandemic (January 2021-October 2021) to identify which health care workers were at highest risk of exiting the health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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