HWTAC disseminates the work of all of the HRSA-sponsors health workforce research centers (HWRCs) across the country. This Research Alert archive houses technical reports, research and policy briefs, journal articles, and other resources produced by the HWRCs. You can search the Research Alerts archive by a specific topic or research center. Search results are listed chronologically, with the most recent resources appearing first.

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November 8, 2021
This article explores 8 federal rural definitions and the degree to which they identify the same areas as rural. Rural-urban disparities across socioeconomic, demographic, and health access and outcome measures are also evaluated.
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July 15, 2021
This policy brief describes a series of playbooks that provide health care systems, states, the federal government, and other stakeholders with updated, state-of-the-art resources to promote local flexibility to respond to workforce challenges and shortages during the pandemic and beyond.
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July 7, 2021
This article compares and contrasts 2 licensed practical nurse (LPN) career patterns for a better understanding of how to support the workforce.
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June 7, 2021
This article describes trends in both the number of board-certified preventive medicine physicians and those physicians who self-designate preventive medicine as a primary or secondary specialty, as well as the age, gender distribution, and geographic distribution of this workforce.
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May 5, 2021
This article examines the work and practice satisfaction of licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) participating in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) federal Loan Repayment Program. Findings have the potential to inform the NHSC's strategies in managing and retaining LCSWs.
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