The HWTAC Publications section of the site houses all products produced by HWTAC that are not video-based (video/webinar products are housed in the Media Library). HWTAC publications include reports, briefs, issue-focused webpages, and more. Within HWTAC Publications, you can search for resources by topic. Search results are listed chronologically, with the most recent resources appearing first.

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Health Professions Regulation in the US

Topics: Scope of Practice (SOP)

January 15, 2022

A key goal of health reform in the US is to improve population health through expanded access to health insurance. Demand for high-quality, cost-effective, basic health services is anticipated to grow, particularly for underserved populations. However, there is also growing concern about the impact of health professions scope of practice on access, quality, and cost […]

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COVID-19 & the Health Workforce Website

Topics: COVID-19

December 1, 2021
The health workforce is on the front line of the Coronavirus pandemic. This website is dedicated to sharing resources on efforts to develop, deploy, and replenish the health workforce in response to the pandemic.
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HWRCs’ Annual Report, 2021

Topics: COVID-19, Dissemination of Information, Resources for HRSA Project Officers

August 30, 2021
View all of the research conducted by the HRSA-sponsored Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) within the past year. Topics include COVID-19, telehealth, health equity, and more!
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State Health Workforce Data Collection Inventory

Topics: Data Collection, Data Visualization, Methodology

April 1, 2021

The State Health Workforce Data Collection Inventory describes findings from a survey about data collection on health workforce supply (eg, demographic, education, and practice characteristics of health professionals), demand (eg, vacancies and employer recruitment and retention difficulties), and the education pipeline (eg, graduation rates and trainee/graduate characteristics). The data collection survey is ongoing and the […]

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State Responses to Address Workforce Needs in the Initial Wave of the Pandemic

Authors: David Armstrong | Dustin Moore | Jean Moore | Margaret Ziemann | Julia Strasser | Noah Westfall | Madeline Krips

Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Scope of Practice (SOP), Telehealth

March 11, 2021
This research brief summarizes findings on how states prepared for and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Themes include regulatory flexibility, surge capacity for acute care services, and impacts on both ambulatory care services and the health professions educational pipeline.
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