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Health Professions Regulation in the US

Topics: Scope of Practice (SOP)

July 16, 2021

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

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Topics: COVID-19

June 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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State Health Workforce Data Collection Inventory

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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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COVID-19 and the Health Workforce

Authors: David Armstrong | Jean Moore | Erin Fraher | Bianca Frogner | Patricia Pittman | Joanne Spetz

Topics: COVID-19, Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Long-Term Care, Nursing, Oral Health, Primary Care

February 4, 2021
This commentary describes the articles included in the health workforce research journal supplement of Medical Care Research and Review. It discusses how the issues raised by the authors relate to the COVID-19 pandemic and rapidly changing health care environment.
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