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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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Authors: Bianca Frogner | Benjamin Stubbs | Susan Skillman

Topics: Allied Health, Education and Training

August 1, 2018
This report identifies how 5 domains of emerging roles in healthcare have been incorporated into the job titles and descriptions of healthcare occupations by using Real Time Labor Market Information from LinkUp, a job search engine company.
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Authors: Cyndy Snyder | Arati Dahal | Bianca Frogner

Topics: Allied Health, Education and Training

March 31, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore career transitions among individuals in select entry-level healthcare occupations.
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Engaging Stakeholders to Advance State Health Workforce Policy

Authors: Katie Gaul | Erin Fraher

Topics: Allied Health, Policy

February 1, 2018
Learn about strategies for identifying and engaging workforce stakeholders at the state level, maintaining stakeholder relationships over time, and troubleshooting problems that arise.
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Authors: Janet Freburger | Samannaaz Khoja | Timothy Carey

Topics: Allied Health, Integration and Collaboration, Primary Care

August 1, 2017
This policy brief outlines primary care physician (PCP) referrals to physical therapy (PT), compares PCP referrals to other physicians, and identifies factors associated with referrals to PT.
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Authors: Benjamin Stubbs | Bianca Frogner | Susan Skillman

Topics: Allied Health, Workforce Demand

February 1, 2017
This report helps to understand the value and limitations of Real-Time Labor Market Information (RT-LMI) for monitoring health workforce demand, including allied health professions.
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