Black and Hispanic Representation Declined After Increased Degree Requirements for Physician Assistants

The physician assistant (PA) profession is among the least racially and ethnically diverse health professions requiring advanced education. Between 1995 and 2020, the percentage of Black PA graduates fell from 7% to 3.1%, while Hispanic representation increased from 4.5% to 7.9%. PA programs that transitioned from bachelor’s to master’s degrees experienced a 5.3% point decline…

Limited, Uneven Progress Is Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Dental School Graduates

Black, Hispanic, and American Indian and Alaskan Native populations in the US experience great disparities in both oral health status and access to dental services. Increased diversity in the oral health workforce has been shown to decrease access barriers and oral health disparities and increase health care quality and patient satisfaction, specifically for minority populations….

Identifying School Level Factors Associated with Diversity in Dental Education

A diverse oral health workforce is important for providing care to patients of different backgrounds and improving health equity overall. Unfortunately, Blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented in dental education programs and in the larger oral health workforce. This article describes a study that analyzed the demographic data of dental programs and recent graduates and conducted…

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

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…

Health Workforce Diversity Tracker

Promoting racial and ethnic diversity in the health workforce can help meet the healthcare needs of underserved and racially diverse populations. More work needs to be done to provide easily accessible information about how levels of racial representation in the health workforce vary in different areas of the country. This interactive tool allows users to…

Health Workforce Diversity Tracker

Promoting racial and ethnic diversity in the health workforce can help meet the healthcare needs of underserved and racially diverse populations. More work needs to be done to provide easily accessible information about how levels of racial representation in the health workforce vary in different areas of the country. This interactive tool allows users to…

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

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…

Limited, Uneven Progress Is Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Dental School Graduates

Black, Hispanic, and American Indian and Alaskan Native populations in the US experience great disparities in both oral health status and access to dental services. Increased diversity in the oral health workforce has been shown to decrease access barriers and oral health disparities and increase health care quality and patient satisfaction, specifically for minority populations….

Identifying School Level Factors Associated with Diversity in Dental Education

A diverse oral health workforce is important for providing care to patients of different backgrounds and improving health equity overall. Unfortunately, Blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented in dental education programs and in the larger oral health workforce. This article describes a study that analyzed the demographic data of dental programs and recent graduates and conducted…

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