Mental and Physical Health Status of US Health Care Workers

Burnout has long been a concern among health care workers, leading to various mental and physical health conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated this issue, as health care workers faced extended hours, increased workloads, and the emotional toll of caring for a higher number of dying patients. These factors have contributed to a significant rise in…

Lessons Learned From State-Based Efforts to Leverage Medicaid Funds for Graduate Medical Education

Total Medicaid funds invested in graduate medical education (GME) increased from $3.78 billion in 2009 to $7.39 billion in 2022. States have considerable flexibility in designing Medicaid GME payments to address population health needs. This article assesses states’ inclination for using Medicaid funds for GME, the structure of state Medicaid payments, the composition and charge…

New Insights on a Recurring Theme: A Secondary Analysis of Nurse Turnover Using the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses

Nurse workforce shortages are not new, yet concerns about a shortfall of nurses intensified across health care settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand how a health care crisis such as COVID-19 can impact nurse turnover at national and regional levels, documentation of a baseline national turnover metric is needed for comparing future registered nurse…

Onboarding New Graduate PAs and NPs

Onboarding new graduate physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) has become a popular topic due to current issues with provider shortages and financial deficiencies in our healthcare system. This JAAPA podcast discusses onboarding experiences of PAs and NPs in primary care.

State Workforce Strategies in Response to COVID-19: Experiences From the Field

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. Webinar participants will: Gain insight into state responses to quickly build health workforce surge capacity Learn about COVID-19 workforce resources available on the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center website Hear about…

How to Use IPUMS to Study the Health Workforce

This webinar will cover the basics of using IPUMS for studying the health workforce. It will review the guiding principles for understanding how IPUMS data can aid research. The webinar will open with options for defining the health workforce using IPUMS industry, occupation, and education codes. The webinar will also cover 5 specific topics: 1)…

Pediatric Dentistry Workforce Study: Implications for Pediatric Dentists

A recent study of the pediatric dental workforce described the results of a survey of pediatric dentists and microsimulation modeling to build future supply and demand scenarios. This webinar focuses on the implications of this study for practicing pediatric dentists. A short question and answer session follows the presentation. For an in depth summary of…

Pediatric Dentistry Workforce Study: Origins, Results, and Policy Implications

This webinar presented the findings from a major recent study of the pediatric dentistry workforce. Speakers described the origins for the study, its methods, and the policy implications of its findings.ArraySeptember 9, 2019 130 minutes Array, Array, Array This webinar presented the findings from a major recent study of the pediatric dentistry workforce. Speakers described…

Developing a Workforce for Health in North Carolina: Planning for the Future

Among the many trends influencing health and health care delivery over the next decade, 3 are particularly important for North Carolina: 1) the transition to value-based care and increased focus on population health; 2) the shift of care from acute to community-based settings; and 3) addressing the vulnerability of rural health care systems. This report…

Modernizing Scope-of-Practice Regulations — Time to Prioritize Patients

Many healthcare organizations are rethinking provider roles and responsibilities to help their workforce best serve the needs of their patients. At the same time, regulations at the state and organizational levels restrict providers’ scope of practice. This article discusses potential adjustments to scope of practice regulations to allow healthcare organizations to provide the best possible…

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