David Armstrong, PhD

Director, Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center, Center for Health Workforce Studies, University at Albany, SUNY

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State Responses to Address Workforce Needs in the Initial Wave of the Pandemic

Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Scope of Practice (SOP), Telehealth

March 11, 2021
This research brief summarizes findings on how states prepared for and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Themes include regulatory flexibility, surge capacity for acute care services, and impacts on both ambulatory care services and the health professions educational pipeline.
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COVID-19 and the Health Workforce

Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Long-Term Care, Nursing, Oral Health, Primary Care

February 4, 2021
This commentary describes the articles included in the health workforce research journal supplement of Medical Care Research and Review. It discusses how the issues raised by the authors relate to the COVID-19 pandemic and rapidly changing health care environment.
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Inventory of State Health Workforce Data Collection, 2019

Topics: Data Collection, Data Visualization, Methodology

September 3, 2019

The Inventory of State Health Workforce Data Collection, 2019 surveys the health workforce supply (eg, demographic, education, and practice characteristics of health professionals), demand (eg, vacancies and employer recruitment and retention difficulties), and the education pipeline (eg, graduation rates and trainee/graduate characteristics). The findings from this survey are used to populate the State Health Workforce […]

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Inventory of State Health Workforce Data Collection, 2018

Topics: Data Collection, Methodology, Workforce Demand

January 1, 2018
HWTAC is conducting an ongoing survey of states to learn more about their health workforce data collection and analysis efforts. This report describes findings to date from the survey, and includes information about data collection on health workforce supply and demand, and the educational pipeline in specific US states.
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December 12, 2017
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.
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