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Topics: Staffing, Workforce Demand

November 26, 2021
This report examines why and how background checks on the health workforce are used; the broad variation of laws, regulations, and policies that govern them; their potential misuse; and ways to use background checks to help ensure patient safety while supporting health workforce development.
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November 26, 2021
This webinar explores the use of telehealth and general access to care for underserved populations both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 & the Health Workforce Test

The health care delivery system is on the front line of the Coronavirus pandemic. There is concern that acute care infrastructure and equipment may be insufficient to meet need for care and efforts are underway to address these issues.

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November 2, 2021
This webinar examines governor-issued executive orders that expanded scope-of-practice or reduced regulatory barriers for out-of-state healthcare practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Presenters: Margaret Ziemann | Julia Strasser

Topics: Methodology, Rural Health

October 26, 2021
This article explores 8 federal rural definitions and the degree to which they identify the same areas as rural. Rural-urban disparities across socioeconomic, demographic, and health access and outcome measures are also evaluated.
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Presenters: Margaret Ziemann | Julia Strasser

Topics: COVID-19, Nursing, Staffing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

October 20, 2021
This report explores how direct care workers and workers from similar entry-level occupations became unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic; to what extent the skills of displaced workers align with those of direct care occupations; and how many displaced workers re-entered the workforce (including into direct care jobs) within the following year.
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Presenters: Margaret Ziemann | Julia Strasser

Topics: Diversity

October 7, 2021
This article aims to determine whether wage disparities by race and ethnicity persist across health care occupations and whether disparities vary across the skill spectrum.
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October 5, 2021
This webinar examines employment trends throughout the US health care delivery system, as well as employment and earnings trends of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistants.
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Presenters: Peter Buerhaus | Douglas Staiger | David Auerbach

Topics: Medicaid, Oral Health, Policy

September 30, 2021
This report describes dentists’ opioid prescribing patterns for Medicaid beneficiaries in 2 very different states—Oregon and New York—prior to the implementation of several national and state level opioid prescribing guidelines.
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Presenters: Peter Buerhaus | Douglas Staiger | David Auerbach

Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Health Information Technology, Telehealth

September 28, 2021
This article describes behavioral health provider perspectives on the use of telebehavioral health before and during the pandemic, as well as how policy changes impacted access to and utilization of behavioral health services in Michigan.
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