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Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

Director, Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy
Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Topics: Diversity, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

June 7, 2021
This article describes trends in both the number of board-certified preventive medicine physicians and those physicians who self-designate preventive medicine as a primary or secondary specialty, as well as the age, gender distribution, and geographic distribution of this workforce.
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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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Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Models and Projections, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

February 1, 2021
This article describes how data was used in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina to support decisions about the deployment, surge, and maintenance of necessary health care staff.
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Topics: Education and Training, Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Primary Care, Staffing

November 20, 2020
This article surveyed MAs and family physicians for evidence of role confusion between MAs and physicians, physician resistance to delegate tasks to properly trained MAs, or MA reluctance to pursue training to take on new roles.
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