Using a New Evidence-Based Health Workforce Innovation Research Framework to Compare Innovations in Community Health Center and Other Ambulatory Care Settings

Authors: Patricia Pittman, PhD | Leah Masselink, PhD | Claire Houterman

Topics: Community Health Centers, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing

Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research Center

November 30, 2015

Many healthcare organizations in the US have pursued new staffing or team arrangements to meet the challenges of increasing access to care, improving quality, and controlling costs. While much has been written about “health workforce innovation”, the field lacks a comprehensive framework to classify existing innovations and guide the development of new research questions.

This report explores the development of a new evidence-based health workforce innovation research framework and applies the model to compare health workforce innovations at community health centers and other ambulatory care settings.

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