Rhode Island Data Collection

Department of Health Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

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Margaret I. Gradie

(401) 222-5952

No reports are posted to website

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (OPCRH) collects information on the primary care, mental health, and dental workforces (with the Oral Health Program) for the purposes of determining health workforce shortage areas within the state and applying for designations. Previously collected additional information on health workforce; that function is currently being absorbed into a larger workforce and health services inventory mandated last year by the legislature. The precise role of OPCRH going forward is unclear, simply because the process is so new.

Workforce Supply Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions          
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process          
Survey that is part of the licensing process             
Telephone interview             
In-person interview             
Other             
The survey is:Mandatory             
Not Mandatory          
Data collected on:Every Individual          
Sample of Individuals             
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics           
Educational background           
Practice characteristics          
Other            
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals          
Other             

RI Department of Health

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Dr. Ted Long

Yes reports are posted to website

Statewide public health agency in which is housed the Center for Data and Analysis. Additionally several programs within the organization capture data for specific programmatic needs/goals.

Workforce Supply Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions          
Data collected through:Survey that is not part of the licensing process           
Survey that is part of the licensing process             
Telephone interview             
In-person interview             
Other             
The survey is:Mandatory            
Not Mandatory            
Data collected on:Every Individual             
Sample of Individuals             
Types of information collected:Demographic characteristics             
Educational background             
Practice characteristics            
Other             
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals            
Other             

Workforce Demand Data

Item Value CRNADENDHLPNMWNPPAPHAPHYPSYPTRNSW
Data collected for:These professions            
Practice Settings:Community health centers            
Home health agencies             
Hospitals             
Nursing homes            
Physician offices            
Other             
Types of information collected:Vacancies             
Turnover             
Recruitment difficulty             
Retention difficulty             
Other            
Data collected at:One time only             
Regular intervals            
Other