State Health Workforce Data Collection: Findings from a National Survey of States


  • Jean Moore DrPH, MSN, FAAN

    Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY

  • David Armstrong, PhD

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


Data Collection, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply


As the impacts of health reform are felt across the country, states are recognizing the importance of having timely, objective, and comprehensive data on their health workforce to inform decision-making. A growing number of states are developing or planning to develop health workforce monitoring systems to use for health workforce planning. In order to learn more about this, HWTAC is conducting a survey of states on their health workforce data collection and analysis efforts. This presentation describes findings from this survey and discusses some of the issues and challenges states face in developing and maintaining health workforce data collection systems.


1 hour

Event Date

October 19, 2015