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…

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce Estimator

Contract tracing is an essential tool in the effort to control COVID-19, particularly when spikes in cases occur. By deploying the workforce effectively to trace infections, localities can determine appropriate mitigation policies. This tool allows users to estimate—based on the number of new cases, the size of the local population, and other factors—how many contact…

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce Estimator

Contract tracing is an essential tool in the effort to control COVID-19, particularly when spikes in cases occur. By deploying the workforce effectively to trace infections, localities can determine appropriate mitigation policies. This tool allows users to estimate—based on the number of new cases, the size of the local population, and other factors—how many contact…

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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