Community Health Planning: Theory and Practice

States require community health assessments at a county or at a public health district level to identify population health needs and ultimately develop strategies to address those needs. Under the ACA, hospitals are now required to develop community health assessments to maintain their not-for-profit status. This webinar describes the steps to develop a community health…

Using Employer Surveys to Assess Health Workforce Demand

Effective health workforce planning requires a basic understanding about the supply and demand for health workers. This webinar presents strategies used in three states‚ÄĒFlorida, New York, and California‚ÄĒto monitor demand for health workers using employer surveys.ArrayDecember 16, 2014 11 hour Array Effective health workforce planning requires a basic understanding about the supply and demand for…

Policy Analysis for Project Officers

Project Officers (POs) at HRSA work with grantees who operate grant funded programs designed to support HRSA‚Äôs mission of improving health and achieving health equity. This webinar describes the steps in the process of conducting a policy analysis as well as strategies for disseminating results of these analyses. Understanding the process of policy analysis allows…

Developing Medicaid-Based Primary Care Rational Service Areas

The Center for Health Workforce Studies in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health developed a statewide set of Medicaid-based rational service areas (Medicaid RSAs), based on commuting patterns of Medicaid patients from their place of residence to their provider. Medicaid RSAs were assessed using a deprivation score based on demographic and health…

Introduction to the Health Workforce Analysis Guide, Part 2: Secondary Data Sources for Health Workforce Research – Examples, Strengths, and Limitations

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 second in a 2-part series, provides an overview of secondary data sources available to health…

An Introduction to Accessing, Understanding, and Using Medicaid Data for HPSA Analysis

Medicaid claims data are increasingly used in shortage designation analyses. The panelists discuss their experiences in acquiring Medicaid claims data, cleaning the data, identifying provider specialty, and defining visits. The webinar includes a discussion with PCO participants on their experiences using Medicaid claims data.ArrayDecember 15, 2016 11 hour ArrayArray The panelists in this webinar discuss…

ArcGIS: An Introduction

ArcGIS for Desktop is a powerful tool for data visualization when working with maps and geographic information. This webinar introduces the basics features of ArcGIS and demonstrate how to develop maps using the software. It is highly recommended to have ArcGIS installed to get the most out of the webinar. A free 21-day trial version…

Program Evaluation: What Is It and How Can You Use It To Improve Program Performance? Part 2

Using the CDC evaluation framework and logic models, HWTAC presents a two-part webinar series on program evaluation. This is the second webinar which uses concepts introduced in the first webinar to develop an evaluation for a HRSA program.ArraySeptember 28, 2017 11 hour ArrayArray Using the CDC evaluation framework and logic models, HWTAC presents a two-part…

Using Data Visualization for Health Workforce Planning

The Center for Health Workforce Studies, in conjunction with the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), unveils New York‚Äôs new online Health Workforce Planning Data Guide. The data guide provides information on population demographics, health behaviors and outcomes, as well as the health care system and workforce through data…

A Review of State Correctional Facility and State/County Mental Hospital Designation Criteria

As part of the Health Resources and Services Administration‚Äôs (HRSA) Shortage Designation Modernization Project, HRSA is asking PCOs to update state correctional facility and state/county mental hospital designations by July 2nd. This webinar reviews the criteria for these types of designations and includes an interactive panel discussion on things to consider/best practices. Time is also…

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