How Can We Transform the Workforce to Meet the Needs of a Transformed Health System?

Much discussion is underway about how to align payment incentives and new models of care to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, lowering cost and enhancing patients’ experience of care. Often overlooked from this discussion is how to align the workforce—particularly the 18 million workers already in the health system—to meet the needs…

Using Nursing Workforce Data to Inform State Policy

HWTAC and the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies are pleased to co-sponsor a 3-part webinar series on nursing workforce data collection, analysis, and research. This webinar, the second in a 3-part series, focuses on research that uses nursing workforce data to support more effective state decision-making.ArrayFebruary 22, 2017 11 hour Array This webinar focuses…

Health Workforce Needs Part 2: Health Care Jobs, Training, and Career Pathways

Part 2 of a 2-part series based on a symposium of health workforce research centers that was previously held in Washington DC in May 2016. This webinar includes three prerecorded 10-minute presentations regarding three separate studies on health care job growth, training, and career pathways. Following these presentations, attendees ask questions regarding the studies, such…

Developing Data Visualizations for Health Workforce Data

The Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy at UNC’s Sheps Center for Health Services Research recently developed two tools to query and visualize health workforce data. One tool visualizes county-level data on 200,000 licensed health professionals across 19 health professions in North Carolina. The other tool describes the migration of residents in training and…

2018 Health Workforce Research Symposium

On October 2, 2018, policy leaders and workforce researchers gathered to discuss key issues influencing the health workforce. Researchers from 6 health workforce research centers presented work related to value-based care, workforce development programs targeting the underserved, and health workforce roles in opioid misuse prevention and treatment. This video highlights the work presented at the…

State Workforce Strategies in Response to COVID-19: Experiences From the Field

This webinar is a discussion with leaders of Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) to get their perspectives on COVID-19 impacts on the health workforce. Webinar participants will: Gain insight into state responses to quickly build health workforce surge capacity Learn about COVID-19 workforce resources available on the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center website Hear about…

Reconfiguring Health Workforce Policy So That Education, Training, and Actual Delivery Are Closely Connected

Many major healthcare system innovations focus on changing the care delivery process, adopting technology, and adjusting workflows. However, most healthcare education and policy have not focused on training professionals to adapt to these increasingly integrated and coordinated systems. This article describes the ways in which healthcare training and education have not kept up with the…

2023 Health Workforce Research Symposium: Addressing Health Workforce Shortages Now and in the Future

The 2023 Symposium featured experts from 9 federally-funded health workforce research centers discussing the most pressing issues facing the health workforce today. Recorded live on October 11, 2023 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. SESSION 1: Health Career Pathways – What’s Working? This session describes several very different health career paths—some that are…

The Workforce Transformations Needed to Staff Value‐Based Models of Care

Health care professionals are taking on new roles with medical assistants having one of the most rapidly evolving roles in new models of care. New roles are emerging that focus on coordinating and managing patients’ care within the health care system and “boundary spanning” functions that address the patient’s health care needs across health and…

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