Health Professions Regulation in the US: What Are the Issues?

In the US, the primary responsibility for health professions regulation falls to states. There is concern that this approach is not well-suited to respond to the workforce challenges faced in a health care delivery system that is undergoing rapid transformation. This webinar describes the aspects of health professions regulation that constrain effective and efficient use…

Health Workforce Minimum Data Set: : Asking the Right Questions

Timely and reliable data about the health workforce is critical to effective health workforce planning. The Health Workforce Minimum Dataset (MDS), developed by the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, provides guidance on key variables to include in health workforce surveys, including demographic, educational, and practice characteristics. This presentation provides an overview of the MDS,…

State Health Workforce Data Collection: Findings from a National Survey of States

As the impacts of health reform are felt across the country, states are recognizing the importance of having timely, objective, and comprehensive data on their health workforce to inform decision-making. A growing number of states are developing or planning to develop health workforce monitoring systems to use for health workforce planning. In order to learn…

RCQI: What Do HRSA Project Officers and Staff Need to Know?

Many of HRSA’s current Funding Opportunity Announcements are asking applicants to use quality improvement techniques to ensure grant activities achieve their intended purposes as well as to promote continuous assessment and improvement of activities over the grant period. It is important for HRSA Project Officers and staff to be familiar with RCQI and to understand…

Introduction to the Health Workforce Analysis Guide, Part 1: Data Collection, Levels of Analysis, and Special Challenges

The 2016 edition of the Health Workforce Analysis Guide was developed by the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center to provide an updated framework for health workforce planners, policymakers, and researchers interested in health workforce data and analysis. This webinar, the first of a 2-part series, provides an overview of the guide, with attention to the…

Strategies to Expand Access to Oral Health Services: Emerging Models and Workforce Innovations

There is a growing body of evidence documenting the relationship between physical and oral health, increasing interest in expanding access to basic oral health services, particularly for underserved populations. This webinar discusses key access barriers in oral health and describes findings from research studies conducted by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center that highlights innovative…

The Changing Landscape in Oral Health: An Introduction to Workforce Strategies Designed to Expand Access to Care

This webinar provides an introductory overview of the oral health workforce in America and highlight key themes emerging from the OHWRC’s work, including: strategies that facilitate oral health integration with primary care, particularly among safety net providers in clinics as well as community based settings; oral health service innovation, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary team…

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…

Take 20 on the Dental Hygiene Scope of Practice Infographic

The Oral Health Workforce Research Center studies dental hygienist (DH) scope of practice and finds great variability in what DHs in different states are allowed to do. Researchers at the Center built a scope of practice scale for DHs, the Dental Hygiene Professional Practice Index (DHPPI) and used it to score state-specific DH scope of…

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…

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