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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December 6, 2021
This report examines why and how background checks on the health workforce are used; the broad variation of laws, regulations, and policies that govern them; their potential misuse; and ways to use background checks to help ensure patient safety while supporting health workforce development.
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October 14, 2021
This article aims to determine whether wage disparities by race and ethnicity persist across health care occupations and whether disparities vary across the skill spectrum.
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June 14, 2021
This policy brief focuses on 6 clinical lab occupations (medical laboratory assistants, phlebotomists, histotechnicians, histotechnologists, medical laboratory technicians, and medical laboratory scientists) to provide a better understanding of the clinical laboratory workforce, as well as state responses to the pandemic for this workforce.
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June 3, 2021
This brief defines the range of work statuses that one can hold, identifies areas where overlap may create confusion, and discusses the potential long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment in the health care industry.
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May 18, 2021
This article compares wages and patterns of employment among skilled nursing facilities therapy staff to estimate immediate and gradual effects of PDPM implementation.
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