Helpful Links

This webpage provides links to resources that may assist those conducting health workforce research.

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

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…

Understanding How the Diffusion of Physicians Affects Underserved Areas

The local supply of physicians in any community, especially smaller and rural communities, depends on a flow of physicians into those communities from the places where they train or from more populous places that may have more than enough physicians to meet population needs. The factors that influence whether a physician will move from one…

Introduction to HRSA’s Web-Based Nursing Supply and Demand Model

HRSA’s web-based nursing model is a powerful new tool for health workforce planners and researchers to better understand future nursing supply and demand. The new web-based application allows states to examine the future supply of RNs and LPNs by practice setting in relation to demand for their services, and to explore alternative scenarios by modifying…

Data Visualization: Strategies, Tips, and Tools

Data visualization can be a powerful tool for detecting patterns in data and for sharing data accessibly with a wide audience. This webinar introduces the basics of data visualization with an eye towards practice, including simple tips and tricks to help create effective visualizations. The webinar also discusses the major tools available to create static…

Developing Medicaid-Based Primary Care Rational Service Areas

The Center for Health Workforce Studies in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health developed a statewide set of Medicaid-based rational service areas (Medicaid RSAs), based on commuting patterns of Medicaid patients from their place of residence to their provider. Medicaid RSAs were assessed using a deprivation score based on demographic and health…

Policy Analysis for Project Officers

Project Officers (POs) at HRSA work with grantees who operate grant funded programs designed to support HRSA’s mission of improving health and achieving health equity. This webinar describes the steps in the process of conducting a policy analysis as well as strategies for disseminating results of these analyses. Understanding the process of policy analysis allows…

RCQI from a Project Officer’s Perspective

This webinar focuses on how HRSA Project Officers (POs) are working with grantees to implement Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement (RCQI) activities. It includes a discussion with a PO to understand what is going well in working with grantees and what obstacles tend to be encountered.ArrayAugust 9, 2016 11 hour Array This webinar focuses on how…

Strategies to Expand Access to Oral Health Services: Emerging Models and Workforce Innovations

There is a growing body of evidence documenting the relationship between physical and oral health, increasing interest in expanding access to basic oral health services, particularly for underserved populations. This webinar discusses key access barriers in oral health and describes findings from research studies conducted by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center that highlights innovative…

Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement Resources

Quality Improvement, as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the health status of targeted patient groups.  Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement (RCQI) is a simple yet powerful tool used to achieve improved outcomes by health care professionals and educators…

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