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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September 7, 2022
Research has shown evidence of doulas’ positive impacts on maternal health outcomes, particularly among underserved populations. Such research supports expanding access to doula services. However, health workforce-related barriers challenge the development of robust doula services in the US.
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August 31, 2022
This article examines prior health care employment and financial assistance factors associated with completion of pre-licensure RN education programs, by initial entry degree (associate degree or bachelor of science in nursing) and across racial and ethnic groups.
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August 3, 2022
This article examines the work experiences, related stressors, and stress management strategies of individual community-based birth doulas.
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June 17, 2022
This findings brief discusses the development of a Leveraging Public Data for Workforce Analyses Dashboard, which provides interactive visualizations of the supply of workers, aging trends, and commuting patterns for 16 allied health occupations and occupation groups.
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June 2, 2022
This article discusses a qualitative study that examined perspectives of 14 employers using registered MA apprenticeships in 8 states.
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