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Susan Skillman, MS

Senior Deputy Director, University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies, Investigator with the Collaborative for Rural Primary Care, Research, Education, and Practice (RuralPREP) and Investigator with the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center

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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: Paula Kett | Marieke van Eijk | Grace Guenther | Susan Skillman

Topics: Emerging Models and Innovations, Policy

August 3, 2022
This article examines the work experiences, related stressors, and stress management strategies of individual community-based birth doulas.
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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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