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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: Bianca Frogner | Janette Dill

Topics: COVID-19, Staffing

April 19, 2022
This article compares turnover rates before the pandemic (January 2019-March 2020) with the first 9 months (April 2020-December 2020) and latter 8 months of the pandemic (January 2021-October 2021) to identify which health care workers were at highest risk of exiting the health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Authors: Natalia Oster | Davis Patterson | Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner

Topics: COVID-19, Rural Health

April 6, 2022
This policy brief describes workforce challenges faced by rural health care delivery systems and how pre-pandemic financial instability in rural health care facilities may have contributed to the challenges experienced by the rural health workforce during the pandemic. Available federal pandemic funding to address rural health workforce needs is also discussed.
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Authors: Timothy Bates | Joanne Spetz | Laura Wagner

Topics: COVID-19, Long-Term Care

March 23, 2022
This report examines the rates of multiple job holding and characteristics of multiple job holders in the long- term care workforce.
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Authors: Janet Coffman | Lisel Blash

Topics: COVID-19, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing

March 17, 2022
This report describes models of community paramedic practice that have been utilized in the US during the pandemic and discusses changes in law and regulation that would facilitate more widespread adoption of these models.
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COVID-19 & the Health Workforce Website

Topics: COVID-19

December 1, 2021
The health workforce is on the front line of the Coronavirus pandemic. This website is dedicated to sharing resources on efforts to develop, deploy, and replenish the health workforce in response to the pandemic.
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