Comparing National Scopes of Practice for Behavioral Health Providers

The Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health collected scope of practice and credential requirements for 10 behavioral health occupations across all 50 states and DC. These data were then transformed into 2 visualization tools and hosted on the Center’s website, allowing visitors to parse through the information…

Take 20 on the Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice Infographic

The Oral Health Workforce Research Center studies dental hygienist (DH) scope of practice and finds great variability in what DHs in different states are allowed to do. Researchers at the Center built a scope of practice scale for DHs, the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) and used it to score state-specific DH scope of…

Mandating Health Workforce Data Collection in Arizona

In 2018, Arizona passed legislation requiring data reporting for some licensed health professionals in the state. This webinar features the perspectives of two individuals who were key in the effort to pass the legislation. The topics covered include: the content of the new law; key supporters of the bill; major challenges faced in securing passage…

2018 Health Workforce Research Symposium

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. This video highlights the work presented at the…

How to Add Zip Code Level Medicaid Enrollment Data to a Primary Care HPSA

This tutorial demonstrates how to use ArcGIS to add Zip Code level Medicaid enrollment data to a Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).ArrayFebruary 4, 2019 112 minutes Array, Array This tutorial demonstrates how to use ArcGIS to add Zip Code level Medicaid enrollment data to a Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA). 57February…

How to Connect HRSA’s Data Warehouse to ArcGIS and Extract Data

Using Texas as an example, this tutorial demonstrates how to connect HRSA’s data warehouse to ArcGIS and export Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) data.ArrayFebruary 4, 2019 18 minutes Array, Array, Array Using Texas as an example, this tutorial demonstrates how to connect HRSA’s data warehouse to ArcGIS and export Primary Care Health Professional…

How to Calculate a Ratio and Create a Thematic Map in ArcGIS

This tutorial focuses on how to calculate a population to physician ratio by county in California; how to create a thematic map based on ratio; and how to export the map so it can be used in other applications.ArrayFebruary 4, 2019 17 minutes Array, Array, Array, Array This tutorial focuses on how to calculate a…

An Update on Mandatory Health Workforce Data Collection in New Hampshire

Since 2010, the New Hampshire State Office of Rural Health (SORH) has been charged to collect primary care workforce supply and capacity data to inform healthcare access planning and workforce assessment, as well as policy regarding the current and future needs of NH’s primary care workforce. However, data collection was not possible until 2017, when…

Behavioral Health Workforce Education Training Grant Webinar

This webinar featured two health workforce training experts who shared best practice strategies for approaching workforce training program evaluation, navigating evaluation success and challenges, and student training experiences. Their experiences along with viewer feedback will inform development of the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center’s evaluation resources for health workforce training programs across the country.ArrayJuly 10,…

How Can We Prepare Our Workforce for Future Care Needs of Those with Serious Illnesses?

In May, 2018, 40 leaders and scholars from universities, delivery organizations, professional associations, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private insurance companies were convened to identify and prioritize recommendations to ensure an adequate workforce to support the care of people with serious illnesses in the community. Summit attendees proposed 16 overarching recommendations, spanning the workforce from…

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