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Allied Health

Allied health professionals are trained professionals who share in the responsibility for the delivery of healthcare services such as identifying, evaluating, and preventing disease, as well as providing dietary guidance, rehabilitation services, and health systems management. Practitioners such as physicians, dentists, and nurses are typically excluded from inclusion in Allied Health.

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Presenters: Arati Dahal | Susan Skillman | Davis Patterson | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Allied Health, Nursing, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

June 23, 2020
This report explores what the ACS can tell us about commuting patterns among selected allied health occupations and registered nurses as well as how these patterns may inform discussions of health workforce supply.
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Authors: Samantha Pollack | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Allied Health, Education and Training, Emerging Models and Innovations

February 20, 2020
This report compares 10 different health care occupations and certified practitioners in providing non-pharmacological pain management treatments to patients with chronic pain.
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Authors: Malaika Schwartz | Davis Patterson | Rachelle McCarty

Topics: Allied Health, Rural Health, Staffing

December 17, 2019
This report describes allied health incentive programs at the state level as described during 30 semi-structured phone interviews with key informants from 27 states and information found online.
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Authors: Andrew Jopson | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Allied Health, Education and Training

November 13, 2019
This report identifies different apprenticeship models including alternative ways program administration, didactic instruction and clinical skills training are provided, and broadens information about healthcare apprenticeships’ value to employers.
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October 2, 2018
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.
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