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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.

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Authors: Brianna Lombardi | Lisa de Saxe Zerden | Christopher Thyberg

Topics: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Telehealth

October 16, 2020
This brief measures the extent to which social workers were able to transition to tele-behavioral health during COVID-19 and the barriers they experienced during this change in health service delivery.
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COVID-19 & the Health Workforce

Topics: COVID-19

October 1, 2020
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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May 21, 2020
This webinar is a discussion with leaders of Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) to get their perspectives on COVID-19 impacts on the health workforce.
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Authors: Susan Skillman | Bianca Frogner | Arati Dahal | Benjamin Stubbs | Grace Guenther

Topics: COVID-19, Education and Training, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

April 16, 2020
This brief describes the supply, distribution, education pathways, as well as COVID-19 emergency concerns about the respiratory therapist workforce capacity and examples of state approaches addressing workforce gaps.
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