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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May 21, 2020
This webinar is a discussion with leaders of Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) to get their perspectives on COVID-19 impacts on the health workforce.
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Authors: Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Erica Richman | Brianna Lombardi | Kim Shoenbill | Erin Fraher

Topics: Behavioral Health, Data Analysis

February 27, 2020
This research brief demonstrates how electronic health records data can be used as a workforce research tool to assess the scope, contributions, and value of social work, a profession still in the process of establishing its return on investment in health care.
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Authors: Thomas Ricketts | Erin Fraher | Ryan Kandrack

Topics: Education and Training, Primary Care

February 1, 2019
This policy brief explores outcome metrics that can be used to evaluate pediatric graduate medical education (GME) investments in producing the workforce that meets state and national health care needs.
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October 2, 2018
On October 2, 2018, policy leaders and workforce researchers gathered to discuss key issues influencing the health workforce. Researchers from 6 health workforce research centers presented work related to value-based care, workforce development programs targeting the underserved, and health workforce roles in opioid misuse prevention and treatment.
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Authors: Ryan Kandrack | Erin Fraher | Thomas Ricketts

Topics: Education and Training, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Primary Care

September 3, 2018
This cross-sectional study analyzes 2016 practice outcomes of physicians who graduated from medical schools between 2004 and 2010. Physicians whose medical school received Title VII funding during their education are compared to physicians who attended medical schools that did not receive Title VII funding.
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Engaging Stakeholders to Advance State Health Workforce Policy

Authors: Katie Gaul | Erin Fraher

Topics: Allied Health, Policy

February 1, 2018
Learn about strategies for identifying and engaging workforce stakeholders at the state level, maintaining stakeholder relationships over time, and troubleshooting problems that arise.
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November 30, 2017
Part 2 of a 2-part series based on a symposium of health workforce research centers that was previously held in Washington DC in May 2016. This webinar includes three prerecorded 10-minute presentations regarding three separate studies on health care job growth, training, and career pathways.
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September 26, 2017
This webinar demonstrates two tools for data visualization, discusses the considerations that went into their design, and explores how these data can be used to help shape health policy.
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Authors: Erin Fraher | Erica Richman | Evan Galloway | Andy Knapton

Topics: Data Visualization, Education and Training

August 1, 2017
This policy brief examines the DocFlows web app developed by the Carolina Health Workforce, which allows users to query, download, and share maps/graphs of interstate moves by residents and actively practicing physicians in 35 specialties.
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February 22, 2017
This webinar focuses on research that uses nursing workforce data to support more effective state decision-making.
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