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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: 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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Authors: Natalia Oster | Davis Patterson | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: COVID-19, Rural Health

April 6, 2022
This policy brief describes workforce challenges faced by rural health care delivery systems and how pre-pandemic financial instability in rural health care facilities may have contributed to the challenges experienced by the rural health workforce during the pandemic. Available federal pandemic funding to address rural health workforce needs is also discussed.
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Authors: Marieke van Eijk | Grace Guenther | Paula Kett | Andrew Jopson | Bianca Frogner | Susan Skillman

Topics: Diversity, Emerging Models and Innovations, Health Workforce Models and Projections

February 23, 2022
This article examines various approaches to train, recruit, and employ doulas, as well as what system-level changes are needed to address health inequities in underserved communities and expand access to birth doula services.
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Authors: Marieke van Eijk | Paula Kett | Lillian Prueher | Bianca Frogner | Grace Guenther

Topics: Diversity, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing

February 17, 2022
This article examines the navigator profession to better understand the equity work they do, the training and skills required, and the Navigator Program-based challenges they face.
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Author: Janice Sabin | Grace Guenther | India Ornelas | Davis Patterson | Holly Andrilla | Leo Morales | Kritee Gujral | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Education and Training

February 9, 2022
This article discusses a study that evaluated whether exposure to a brief online course on implicit bias increased bias awareness for health providers.
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