Coronavirus Disease 2019 Planning and Response: A Tale of 2 Health Workforce Estimator Tools

Authors: Candice Chen, MD, MPH | Qian Luo, PhD, MPSA | Nicholas Chong, MPH | Sara Westergaard, MD, MPH | Erin Brantley, PhD, MPH | Edward Salsberg, MPA, FAAN | Clese Erikson, MPA | Drishti Pillai, MPH | Katherine Green, MS | Patricia Pittman, PhD

Topics: COVID-19, Data Visualization, Health Workforce Journal Supplement, Health Workforce Models and Projections, Workforce Supply

Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research Center

October 1, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic surged throughout the United States, increased demand for health workers led to the implementation of health workforce data and tools to aid planning and response at local, state, and national levels.

This article describes the development of 2 estimator tools—the State Hospital Workforce Deficit Estimator and the Contract Tracing Workforce Estimator—designed to inform health workforce planning during COVID-19.

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