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.

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

September 13, 2021
This report reviews the supply and demand of registered nurses in California and how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the workforce.
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HWRCs’ Annual Report, 2021

Topics: COVID-19, Dissemination of Information, Resources for HRSA Project Officers

August 30, 2021
View all of the research conducted by the HRSA-sponsored Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) within the past year. Topics include COVID-19, telehealth, health equity, and more!
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Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Tutorials

July 13, 2021
This policy brief describes a series of playbooks that provide health care systems, states, the federal government, and other stakeholders with updated, state-of-the-art resources to promote local flexibility to respond to workforce challenges and shortages during the pandemic and beyond.
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Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Staffing, Workforce Supply

June 30, 2021
This policy brief examines the roles of these sites, their staffing mix, their recruitment and deployment strategies, and their training approaches.
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Topics: COVID-19, Data Collection

June 14, 2021
This policy brief focuses on 6 clinical lab occupations (medical laboratory assistants, phlebotomists, histotechnicians, histotechnologists, medical laboratory technicians, and medical laboratory scientists) to provide a better understanding of the clinical laboratory workforce, as well as state responses to the pandemic for this workforce.
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