COVID-19 is an illness caused by a virus that can spread from person to person, which escalated to a global pandemic in 2020. The health workforce is on the front line of the Coronavirus pandemic. There is a critical need to develop effective strategies to assure and sustain the availability of a sufficiently sized and well-trained health workforce to care for patients during the pandemic.

Authors: Soo-Jeong Lee | Younghee Yun | Jeehyun Hwang | Soson Jong

Topics: COVID-19, Long-Term Care, Staffing

October 18, 2023
This article assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on occupational injury or illness incidence in nursing care facility workers.
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Authors: Margaret Langelier | Theekshana Fernando | Simona Surdu | Alex Romero

Topics: COVID-19, Oral Health, Telehealth

August 15, 2023
This report 1) reviews the enabling statutes and regulations for the provision of teledentisty services in each of the 51 regulatory jurisdictions in the US, and 2) discusses themes that emerged from dental provider interviews on the use of teledentisty prior to, during, and subsequent to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Authors: Brianna Lombardi | Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Diana K Krueger | Erica Richman

Topics: COVID-19, Integration and Collaboration, Primary Care

August 8, 2023
This policy brief explores ways in which integrated health care (IHC) was modified during the pandemic, including communication, collaboration, and coordination of care by presenting 4 main themes from a qualitative study of 20 participants, 15 behavioral health providers, and 5 physical health providers.
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Authors: Margaret Ziemann | Julia Strasser | Maddie Krips | Y. Tony Yang | Patricia Pittman

Topics: COVID-19, Scope of Practice (SOP)

July 26, 2023
This article examines state governors’ executive orders related to 2 key health workforce flexibility issues—scope of practice (SOP) and licensing—in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Authors: Davis Patterson | Marieke van Eijk | Samantha Pollack | Benjamin Stubbs | Christopher Hanson

Topics: Allied Health, COVID-19

July 19, 2023
This report discusses the perspectives of 17 key informant experts on how the emergency medical services (EMS) and community paramedic (CP) workforces responded to COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic and how well-being challenges continue to affect these workforces.
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